October 14, 2005

Vatican in sex abuse cover-up

Irish Independent

THE VATICAN was aware of a dark catalogue of child sex abuse in Ferns for nearly 40 years.

The searing revelation that the highest levels in Rome knew of the litany of shame will rock the Church.

But an inquiry into clerical misconduct in the diocese has found that not only did they know of the scandal, they did nothing to stop it.

The Irish Independent has learned that the report highlights staggering inaction by the Church, several departments of state and the gardai.

In one case a priest sexually assaulted 10 girls on the altar of his church.

Posted by kshaw at October 14, 2005 11:02 PM