Posted: July 24, 2011.
Print: Digital Journal
Kenny was responding to an investigation that found evidence of child abuse was being suppressed by a diocese in County Cork.
As the Guardian reports: “Irish lawmakers are connecting that report to a confidential 1997 Vatican letter — made public in January of this year — that in essence warned bishops not to report suspected child abuse cases if such a report violated canon law.”
The inquiry was ordered in 2009 after reports of inadequate child protection in the diocese. It was not set up to look into whether child abuse actually took place.
The Irish broadcaster RTÉ lists some of the findings of the report, including that “The most serious lapse was the failure to report the two cases in which the alleged victims were minors at the time the complaint was made.”