October 25, 2005

Exposed: Appalling horror of Ferns abuse

Irish Independent

THE FULL horror of brutal clerical child abuse in the diocese of Ferns finally emerged last night.

The shattering probe into the activities of pervert priests shows that the church lied, deceived, and covered up to protect them.

Former Supreme Court Judge Frank Murphy's damning report which uncovered a systematic and shocking catalogue of abuse is now being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

More than 100 allegations of child sexual abuse were made against 21 priests in the diocese.

Two bishops were also strongly criticised for their the handling of these allegations.

The 271-page report graphically details repeated sexual abuse of boys and girls.

It reveals that serial abuser, Fr Sean Fortune, left a suicide note claiming that he had been abused by Bishop Brendan Comiskey.

Posted by kshaw at October 25, 2005 11:04 PM