March 08, 2006

Irish priests hit by abuse claims

BBC News

More than 100 Catholic priests in the Dublin region of Ireland are suspected of having abused children in the last 66 years, according to a new report.

The Archdiocese of Dublin's report said at least 350 children may have been abused in the region since 1940.

More than 3% of some 2,800 priests to have worked in the archdiocese are suspected of abuse - the biggest such figure revealed so far in Ireland.

The Irish government is soon to begin an inquiry into abuse in the Church.

Posted by kshaw at March 8, 2006 01:43 PM