October 24, 2005

Prayers said in Ferns in advance of report

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Prayers were offered at Masses throughout Ferns diocese over the weekend in anticipation of a report into the handling of clerical child sex abuse allegations there, which is expected to be published tomorrow.

The prayers asked that the faithful be open to the report and that people learn from it as they face into the future.

The report is to be presented to the Cabinet at its weekly meeting tomorrow.

A spokesman for Ferns diocese said yesterday that the weekend prayers followed requests from priests for guidance as to how they might prepare for the report's publication.

Posted by kshaw at October 24, 2005 09:08 AM