Vatican accepts shame of Irish child abuse

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Series Details 21.3.12
Publication Date 21/03/2012
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The Vatican called for the training of priests in Ireland to be overhauled and for child protection practices to be reformed in a report on sexual abuse by clerics.

Details were published on the 20 March 2012 by the Catholic Church in Ireland, which was struggling amid a decline in public support, financial pressures and tensions with the Dublin government over how it has mishandled sex abuse inquiries.

Related Links
ESO: Background information: The Vatican: A cross to bear
BBC News, 20.3.12: Vatican reports on Irish child abuse scandals
Irish Times, 20.3.12: Clergy urged to listen to victims

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