November 04, 2005

Rome sticks to silent strategy

One in Four

Vatican reaction:

The Vatican yesterday "declined to comment" on the findings of the Ferns report on clerical sex abuse in Co Wexford over a 40-year period.

Vatican deputy spokesman Fr Ciro Benedettini said there would be no official Vatican response to the findings.

The Holy See intends to follow its strategy for other clerical sex abuse scandals, especially those in North America, considering them the competence of the local Catholic Church and local Bishops' Conference.

Posted by kshaw at November 4, 2005 11:11 AM