October 29, 2005

Review ordered after diocese abuse

The Courier-Mail

From correspondents in Dublin
THE Irish government has said it would review measures to protect against child sex abuse in Ireland and seek assurances from each Roman Catholic bishop about the country's 26 dioceses.

The move follows a landmark government-sponsored inquiry into the south eastern diocese of Ferns that revealed decades of paedophile abuse of young girls and boys by at least 21 priests.

The report by retired supreme court judge Frank Murphy caused huge shock in the mainly Catholic country.

It revealed what has been labelled one of the worst paedophile scandals uncovered in any Catholic diocese worldwide.

Posted by kshaw at October 29, 2005 10:18 AM