Friday 23 February 2018

No place to hide

THERE IS some irony in the fact that Bishop Comiskey, once regarded as the best communicator among his fellow Bishops, has been in hiding for the past week as the fallout from the Ferns report has engulfed the Church.

If ever there was a time when he should have been available to answer questions, not only from interested parties but from the wider faithful who trusted him, it was in the wake of the devastating Murphy report.

That onus on Bishop Comiskey has doubled this morning. The allegations that are made against him in this paper today demand that he come forward and respond. There should be no hiding behind legal niceties. Common decency requires it.

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