Mass of Remembrance Held for Abuse Victims

RTE [Ireland]
October 16, 2004

The head of the Rosminian religious congregation has said the Catholic Church needs to acknowledge the pain and suffering which children endured in religious-run institutions in the past.

Father Joe O'Reilly was speaking at a Mass of Remembrance for deceased and living members of Industrial schools.

Today was the third such mass for victims of abuse at industrial schools, and around 100 people were at St Joseph's Church at Wilton in Cork City.

During the mass there was a procession of candles to remember those who died at, or after attending, industrial schools.

The Mass of remembrance will now become an annual event.


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