April 18, 2006

Mother calls on bishop to resign over son

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The mother of a deceased Limerick man who alleged clerical child sex abuse has called on Bishop Donal Murray of Limerick to resign.

Peter McCloskey, a 37-year-old separated father of three, was found dead on April 1st, two days after mediation talks with diocesan representatives. He was said by his brother Joseph to have been "devastated" by the mediation process.

The late Mr McCloskey alleged he had been abused in 1980/81 by Fr Denis Daly, a priest ordained for Sydney who served in Limerick from 1978 until his death aged 61 in 1987.

Mr McCloskey's mother, Mary McCloskey, said yesterday she believed "the actions of the Limerick Diocese were directly responsible for Peter's death.

Posted by kshaw at April 18, 2006 08:05 AM