November 15, 2005

Armagh protest over bishops' inaction

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As many as 100 people are expected to demonstrate outside the Armagh residence of Catholic primate Archbishop Seán Brady from noon tomorrow at the ill-treatment of priests who suffered for trying to alert bishops to concerns about clerical sex abuse.

An ad-hoc group of members of rosary and prayer groups around the country are angry at the treatment of Fr Gerard McGinnity and other whistleblower priests who were banished for trying to alert the bishops to concerns about abuse.

Speaking to The Irish Times from Mullingar last night, Sarah Anne McGivney said: "The bishops have to be accountable for their treatment of good priests." Fr McGinnity "had been victimised and was entitled to have his position back. He was put through hell for 20 years and has suffered an awful lot. There are other priests too," she said.

Posted by kshaw at November 15, 2005 05:28 PM