Group Therapy Sessions for Priests Affected by Church Abuse Scandals

By Nick Bramhill
The Times
November 27, 2017

Priests suffering from anxiety and stress caused by a string of abuse scandals in the Catholic Church will take part in a healing circle tomorrow.

At least ten priests from the Munster region will attend an initial group therapy session in Ovens, Co Cork. The Association of Catholic Priests, which organised the workshop, said that the event could be the first of many across the country if there was strong demand from members of the clergy.

Father Tim Hazelwood, a spokesman for the 1,000-strong priests’ group, said that the purpose of the sessions was to provide support for innocent priests who had been negatively affected by the abuse scandals in the Catholic Church.

He said that the sessions were open to members and non-members of…








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