Monday 24 July 2017

Nicola Anderson: Snow falls but ice melts as victims meet Brady

Nicola Anderson

Nicola Anderson

AS a blizzard of snow swirled around the Armagh hilltop, Cardinal Sean Brady stood at his doorstep and shook the hands of some of the survivors of child clerical abuse.

His colour heightened and his eyes suspiciously bright, he earnestly bade farewell to his visitors, casting a quick, almost fearful glance at the watching cameras.

His caution is understandable. He knows it is not just members of the Irish Catholic Church or the wider community in this country that are watching his every move -- it is the world.

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