October 25, 2005

Feature on Brendan Comiskey


Brendan Comiskey was one of Ireland's most popular bishops - until a hard-hitting television documentary unearthed the child sex abuse scandal in Ferns.

The cleric was head of the diocese which covered all of County Wexford and parts of County Wicklow and was considered a liberal among the rigidly traditional Irish church hierarchy.

But Suing the Pope, broadcast in March 2002, detailed how he had failed to act against Fr Sean Fortune, a Catholic priest in his diocese, who had systematically abused young children between 1981 and 1987.

Posted by kshaw at October 25, 2005 12:57 PM