Sunday 20 August 2017

Church must pay its own abuse bill

THE Bishop of Ferns, Dr Dennis Brennan, recently made a request for help in paying bills emanating from clerical sex abuse claims in the diocese.

Following the settlement of my case with the diocese some years ago, I remained relatively quiet about the ongoing situation since then. But now enough is enough.

Last summer I met with the bishop at his house in Wexford, where he assured me both in person and in a subsequent letter that he acknowledged and apologised for the abuse I suffered at the hands of Sean Fortune.

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