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Fall from grace of the Vatican's former 'golden boy' is complete

John Cooney

Published 14/07/2011 | 05:00

YET another nail in the Irish church's coffin of lost credibility with the public, but the Cloyne Report does not go far enough in ensuring full church accountability to the Oireachtas.

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Both the Vatican and Maynooth will insist that a humble Irish church of the future will be unlike the arrogant church of the past.

There is anger in church circles that Cloyne did not learn from the lessons of Ferns, and Cloyne may not ignite enough of the anger and revulsion provoked by the Ryan and Dublin reports. Abuse fatigue in the age of the euro bailout.

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