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Thread #134382 Message #3059819
Posted By: GUEST,Peter Laban
23-Dec-10 - 02:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Subject: RE: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
The first time a case of Walsh's abuse was reported to Gardaí they started an inquiry and asked the church, in the person Mgr Stenson, if there had been any history of problems with his behaviour.
This has been mentioned several times Joe.
Stenson 'evaded' the issue and the inquiry was dropped.
Culture of silence, evasion and cover up.
Another case was mentioned in articles linked in this thread where Gardaí didn't act after complaints were made.
Gardaí should bear some of the blame for ignoring signs. The word from the church carried more weight with them than that of working class Dubliners from Ballyfermot.
Why didn't victims didn't go to the police? Do you really have to ask that question Joe?