October 28, 2005

Allegations of clerical sex abuse revealed in Kerry

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28/10/2005 - 13:25:01

The Bishop of Kerry Dr Bill Murphy has confirmed there have been 11 allegations relating to the sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy in Kerry since 1955.

He also said that a total of 260,000 has been paid to settle three of these cases and only one of the priests was convicted and served a prison sentence.

In a letter to be read at all masses this weekend, Bishop Murphy assures anyone who wishes to come forward and tell their story that they will be listened to with care and sensitivity.

Posted by kshaw at October 28, 2005 07:26 PM