October 27, 2005

Statement: Bishop Brendan Comiskey

One in Four

"I welcome the publication of the Report of the Ferns Inquiry. I would again like to say how sorry I am for my inadequacies and for my failings and ask for forgiveness for them.

I answered comprehensively the questions asked of me throughout the Ferns Inquiry to the best of my ability and the Inquiry has acknowledged the high level of co-operation received from me throughout the process.

The Inquiry has concluded that my responses as Bishop of Ferns were inadequate to many of the allegations of child sexual abuse. It has also concluded that I was negligent in my handling of some of these and in particular that of Fr Seán Fortune.

Posted by kshaw at October 27, 2005 03:22 PM