March 13, 2006

Church hands dossier on 47 priests to PSNI

Belfast Telegraph

By Alf McCreary

13 March 2006
A dossier containing sexual abuse allegations against 47 priests has been handed over to the PSNI by the Catholic Church, it emerged today.

The move was made as the Church unveiled a series of new measures to protect young people from the threat posed by paedophile priests.

The dossier of allegations made against 47 priests over the past 40 years was given to both the PSNI and Department of Health.

The Catholic Primate, Archbishop Sean Brady, and his fellow bishops in Northern Ireland have also offered to undergo a vetting process to show the Church's commitment to new child protection measures.

They are willing to co-operate with the Child Care Unit of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and also the PSNI.

Posted by kshaw at March 13, 2006 07:41 AM