Saturday 21 October 2017

'How many times do you have to pay your debts in order to pay them back?'

Cardinal Sean Brady tells Aengus Fanning he was 'distraught, dispirited' at calls for him to resign

IN THE four years since I last interviewed Sean Brady, he has had a traumatic ride on the rollercoaster of life.

Being made a cardinal in 2007 was, clearly, the apogee of his distinguished career in the church.

But after that, he ran into a virulent storm of criticism and calls for his resignation for his part in an alleged cover-up 35 years ago of accusations of child sex abuse against Fr Brendan Smyth.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Don't Miss