Voice of abuse victims ‘finally heard’ – UTV news

The voice of clerical abuse victims is finally being heard, members of an NI survivors group have said, following a meeting with a party of senior Catholic churchmen from the Vatican. An Apostolic Visitation to Ireland was announced by Pope Benedict last year, following the publication of reports into abuse in Catholic institutions in the … Continue reading

Survivors of clerical abuse meet Catholic clergy – BBC

Survivors of clerical abuse have been meeting senior members of the Catholic clergy – who are part of an Apostolic Visitation – a delegation ordered by the Pope to go to Ireland in the wake of the abuse scandals. The retired archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor is one of the church representatives attending public meetings … Continue reading

Clerical abuse inquiry panel to meet NI victims – BBC News

The Apostolic Visitation set up by the Pope last year is to meet the main group representing Northern Ireland victims of clerical abuse, in Newry on Friday. Pope Benedict announced the Visitation in March last year in a pastoral letter to Catholics in Ireland. It followed the publication of reports into abuse in Catholic institutions … Continue reading