Monday 5 December 2016

Justice needed, not renewal of church

Published 22/12/2010 | 05:00

The scale of the crimes against children, and against humanity, committed by priests and other members of the Religious Orders over many decades is now a matter of historical record.

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Those who suffered don't need to and probably won't read Chapter 19 of the Murphy Report, nor did they read the Report on the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse. They know what happened. It happened to them.

I have heard it said by well-meaning people that the 'victims can now hold their heads up high', they have been vindicated. It's not that easy. Lives have been destroyed, spouses, partners and children compelled to live with the impact of the nightmares inflicted on their loved ones.

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