Two more bishops resign over Irish child sex abuse

Two more bishops said on Friday they would offer their resignations to Pope Benedict XVI in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal that has shaken Ireland.

Two more bishops resign over Irish child sex abuse

Two more bishops said on Friday they would offer their resignations to Pope Benedict XVI in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal that has shaken Ireland.

Auxiliary Bishops of Dublin Eamonn Walsh and Raymond Field said in a statement they had informed the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, on Christmas Eve Thursday of their intention to quit.

Four bishops have now resigned following a damning report last month by judge Yvonne Murphy on the Dublin archdiocese -- the country's biggest -- that found the Roman Catholic authorities concealed abuse of children by priests for three decades.

"It is our hope that our action may help to bring the peace and reconciliation of Jesus Christ to the victims/survivors of child sexual abuse. We again apologise to them," Walsh and Field said in their statement.

Walsh has served as an auxiliary bishop in the archdiocese of Dublin since 1991. Field took up his post in Dublin in 1997.



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Krienke
Krienke - 9 yıl Before

When will the world punnish these crimes? JK-U.S.A.