November 24, 2005

Put them on trial

One in Four

Public want Cardinal and bishop to face courts

Eight out of 10 Irish people believe Cardinal Desmond Connell and Bishop Brendan Comiskey should stand trial for failing to protect child abuse victims.

A new survey for the Star found that the public strongly feels that in the wake of the Ferns Inquiry into sex abuse by priests, all senior clerics who covered up for child abusing colleagues should face the rigours of the law.

Posted by kshaw at November 24, 2005 01:15 PM