November 04, 2005

No abuse prosecutions against diocesan priests

Offaly Independent

Tadhg Carey
deputy editor

Allegations of abuse have been made against three priests of the Meath diocese but no prosecutions have arisen, it emerged this week.

Bishop Michael Smith, who has admitted to the Offaly Independent that he was “shocked” by the Ferns Report, also said that compensation had not been paid to anyone from the diocese.

However, he said, the diocese had made a contribution to another diocese in respect of a claim made there against a priest from the Meath diocese. The Diocese of Meath includes the Tullamore, Clara, Rahan and Kilcormac parishes.

Posted by kshaw at November 4, 2005 09:09 AM