BISHOP of Limerick Donal Murray has said he does not intend to resign, after being implicated in a report which details how members of the Dublin Archdiocese handled complaints of child sexual abuse.
Speaking at the Social Service Centre on Henry Street this Thursday evening, Bishop Murray, who served 14 years as auxiliary bishop in the Dublin Archdiocese from 1982 to 1996, denied that he failed to act when allegations of sexual abuse were brough
to his attention.
“I wish to state that I never deliberately or knowingly sought to cover up or withhold information brought to my attention. There were, as the report notes, occasions when roles/responsibilities were not clear or where I did not have full information concerning cases in which I was asked to become involved,” said Bishop Murray.
However, had he succeeded in deriving more information into these cases “it might have been possible to prevent some of the dreadful suffering of child abuse”, he said.
“I very much wish I had been…
Listed among the losers in the Catholic Church were Rev Donal Murray and a separate shareholding held by the “Bishop of Limerick“, with respective losses in the order of €258000 and €73000. Church of Ireland bodies said to have lost out …
Publish Date: 11/13/2010 0:12
Bishop Edward Thomas O’Dwyer of Limerick did an extraordinary act of kindness… Subtitles/captions provided. Just turn on the annotations.
An Irish bishop flew to Rome yesterday to hand in his resignation after days of angry and intense pressure over his handling of cases of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. Donal Murray, Bishop of Limerick, gave every sign of …
Publish Date: 11/13/2010 20:02