From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Fitzgerald – kids may still face parish risk
Thursday 14 July 2011
Ireland’s Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald warned that the report meant parishes across the country could pose a continuing danger to children.
“This is not about an Ireland of 50 years ago. This is about Ireland now,” she said.
The document detailed the church’s suppression of information on 19 priests suspected of child abuse.
Irish bishops agreed new rules on reporting suspected child-abuse cases to the police in 1995 but a 1997 letter to clergy from the Vatican legate in Ireland warned them that the rules were invalid under canon law.
Mr Magee had previously served as a private secretary to Pope John Paul II and became the fifth Irish bishop to resign over child abuse cover-up allegations in 2010.
His aide for handling complaints Daniel O’Callaghan admitted that he had become “emotionally and pastorally drawn to the plight of the accused.”
No exceptions, no exemptions in child abuse, says Irish minister: here.
A group of 120 Catholic priests from Spain’s poorest parishes has condemned a visit by the Pope scheduled for August 18-21: here.
Pope steps up right-wing crusade in Spain: here.
USA: SC Preacher Accused of Raping Women Behind Church: here.