Thursday 15 November 2018

Bishop Leo O’Reilly: Church must restore its image as safe place for all

Bishop Leo O'Reilly

YESTERDAY the diocese of Kilmore along with five others published the reviews of safeguarding practice in those dioceses.

The reviews were undertaken by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC) and are the first reviews to be completed by NBSCCC chief executive Ian Elliott and his staff in response to the request of the Irish Bishops' Conference.

I am aware that the publication of these Reviews of Child Safeguarding may reopen painful wounds of those who have suffered abuse at the hands of priests and whose voices were not heard by church authorities when they complained.

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