October 30, 2005

Abuse a 'tragic reality' that needs prevention: Bishop of Limerick


30/10/2005 - 15:27:32

The Bishop of Limerick Dr Donal Murray has said that child abuse has been a sad and tragic reality and everything possible must be done to ensure that it does not happen again.

In a statement referred to by priests today across the Limerick diocese, Bishop Murray told congregations that the level of hurt that now exists in society due to child abuse cannot be measured.

In response to the publication of the Ferns report, the Limerick Diocese has revealed details of its structures in place to protect children.

The Child Protection Committee of the Limerick Diocese meets monthly to provide training in the area of child protection for every parish. Two members of the committee are qualified as child protection officers for the diocese and some 18 people are being trained as facilitators in the area of child protection.

Posted by kshaw at October 30, 2005 10:32 AM