April 23, 2006

Bishop refuses to resign over handling of abuse case

Irish Independent

THE Bishop of Limerick has denied there was a cover-up in the case of abuse victim Peter McCloskey - who committed suicide after being involved in mediation with the diocese.

Dr Donal Murray defended his handling of the controversial case and gave no indication that he was going to resign.

Earlier this week Mr McCloskey's mother and his family demanded that Bishop Murray should step down after his handling of the case.

But last night the bishop said in a statement that Mr McCloskey was always explicitly assured that he was believed.

Dr Murray said that at Mr McCloskey's first personal approach to the diocese, a counsellor was arranged for him on that day.

Posted by kshaw at April 23, 2006 09:47 AM