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Vatican approach to child abuse in Ireland absolutely disgraceful, says PM

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:54 pm

Enda Kenny says laws being drawn up making it impossible for anyone to avoid obligation to report abuse allegations.


Enda Kenny has called on the Vatican to repeat its commitment to always following civil law in matters relating to child abuse. Photograph: Isopix/Rex Features

Ireland's prime minister has denounced the Vatican's approach to allegations of child abuse in the republic as absolutely disgraceful.

Enda Kenny said new laws are being drawn up that will make it impossible for anyone – even those high up in the Roman Catholic church – to avoid their obligations regarding reports of child abuse.

"The law of the land should not be stopped by crosier, or by collar," Kenny said.

He added that he hopes the response from the Irish government to the Cloyne report will clarify to everyone that the law of the land applies in situations where appalling actions took place.

Kenny called on the Vatican to repeat its commitment that civil law should always be followed. The Irish Catholic church and the Vatican have faced severe criticism over repeated attempts to deal with incidents of abuse behind closed doors rather than by handing over suspects to the Garda Síochána.

The Irish deputy prime minister and foreign minister, Eamon Gilmore, met with the Vatican's ambassador to Ireland to discuss the report's findings.

"There's one law in this country. Everybody is going to have to learn to comply with it. The Vatican will have to comply with the laws of this country," Gilmore said after the meeting.

Gilmore said the report would be debated in the House next Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on the availability of ministers and spokespersons.

He said the failure of the church to co-operate with the law was one of the greatest problems and that the coalition government was determined that there would be consequences for any institution which failed to work with the legal authorities of the state when it came to child abuse.

The Socialist party's Joe Higgins said people were "throwing their hands in the air" at the revelations in the Cloyne report.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/14/vatican-child-abuse-ireland


I totally agree, absolutely disgraceful Sad

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:56 pm

The failure of the church to co-operate with the law was one the the greatest problems.

Isn't that absolutes disgusting when they are talking about child abuse!

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:02 pm

sassy1261 wrote:The failure of the church to co-operate with the law was one the the greatest problems.

Isn't that absolutes disgusting when they are talking about child abuse!

Religion has much to answer for Sassy. NO-ONE should be able to avoid the obligation to report allegations of child abuse. It's disgusting Evil or Very Mad




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Re: Vatican approach to child abuse in Ireland absolutely disgraceful, says PM

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:54 pm

Feelthelove wrote:

Religion has much to answer for Sassy. NO-ONE should be able to avoid the obligation to report allegations of child abuse. It's disgusting Evil or Very Mad




My thoughts entirely! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:41 pm

Feelthelove wrote:

Religion has much to answer for Sassy. NO-ONE should be able to avoid the obligation to report allegations of child abuse. It's disgusting Evil or Very Mad



It is unbelievably digusting I agree!! Evil or Very Mad

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:15 pm

Absolutely DISGUSTING!!!. The vatican and the Roman Catholic church has far too much influence and power in Ireland because the Irish people will not stand up for the rights of children as it means disagreeing with the RC church, and that, acording to the Vatican is a cardinal sin.

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