April 18, 2006

Comiskey confesses: I have now found peace

Irish Independent

DISGRACED Bishop Brendan Comiskey yesterday emerged from the shadows for his first public appearance since the publication of the damning Ferns Report and declared he has found peace.

Speaking to the Irish Independent three years after resigning over his inadequate handling of clerical child sex abuse scandals in Ferns, he said: "I have found peace with myself. I feel fulfilled."

The former Bishop of Ferns was severely criticised in last October's Ferns Inquiry for his handling of notorious paedophiles such as the disgraced and deceased clerics Sean Fortune and Jim Grennan.

Victims of clerical sex abuse last night gave a mixed reaction to the retired bishop's claim of a new state of mind and spirit.

Posted by kshaw at April 18, 2006 06:56 AM