Thursday 30 March 2017

State must hold Church to account for Tuam babies scandal

A woman leaves a candle during a 2014 march and candlelit vigil in Dublin, in memory of the Tuam babies. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA
A woman leaves a candle during a 2014 march and candlelit vigil in Dublin, in memory of the Tuam babies. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

I will not be alone in being chilled by the revelation of mass graves at the Bon Secours institution at Tuam.

As an adopted child spirited away to England in 1953, I thank my lucky stars for my mother's bravery and clear headedness in facilitating my escape from the clutches of the Catholic Church.

It is now an inescapable fact that the Catholic Church in Ireland waged a war on vulnerable women and children. Following on from the scandals exposing physical and sexual abuse by clergy and psychological torture inflicted on innocent children we now learn of the ultimate sin - dumping babies in mass graves.

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