Former Benedict XVI Student: All [Irish] Bishops Appointed Before 2003 Should Step Down

This suggestion by Father Vincent Twomey of Ireland comes in response to an investigative report on the sex abuse scandal in County Cloyne. Fr. Twomey is joined in similar sentiment by the Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of the Archdiocese of Dublin who recently expressed his disappointment in his fellow Church leaders:

What do you do when you’ve got systems in place and somebody ignores them? — I find myself asking today, can I be proud of the Church that I’m a leader of? I have to be ashamed of this…

The Archbishop also suggested that despite the Vatican’s encouragement and desire to discover, report and prevent these abuses there were still many within Ireland and the Vatican itself that did and continue to do much to undermine the situation.


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