Wednesday 7 December 2016

Action against church is far from persecution

Published 18/07/2011 | 05:00

Joe Curran (Letters, July 16) makes the assertion that the Catholic Church is being persecuted.

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Persecution, in its proper context, is enduring punishment for doing what is right. Being punished for abusing children, withholding evidence of such abuse and actively attempting to hinder the law by non-reporting does not and never will fall into the category of persecution.

John Casey
Tallaght, Dublin 24

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