October 27, 2005

Unnamed priests: the Greek titles

One in Four

Most of the clerics in the Ferns inquiry report were not named but given pseudonyms from the Greek alphabet, such as Fr Alpha, Fr Beta and Fr Gamma.

The device was used to reduce confusion, and to make the report more clearly readable.

The idea of using Greek titles is to enable readers to keep track of individual priests throughout the report.

Posted by kshaw at October 27, 2005 02:50 PM