Sunday 22 October 2017

Shocked priests meet over Cloyne

Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

CLERGY who were shocked by the Cloyne Report into clerical child abuse have met to outline their reaction to the damning investigation into the Cork diocese.

The private meeting, organised by the Association of Catholic Priests, took place 48 hours after one Cloyne priest -- Fr Joseph McGuane, a chaplain in St Raphael's community hospital in Youghal -- said there was "a culture of fear" within the diocese and that clerics needed to speak out.

It was expected that between 20 and 30 Cloyne priests would attend yesterday's meeting in the Ovens Parish Centre. The diocese has 133 clerics and the meeting was open to all priests who wished to attend.

Irish Independent

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