Irish Bishop Reportedly Ignored Canonical, Bishops' Procedures in Dealing with Abuse

Catholic Culture
December 23, 2008

Bishop John Magee of Cloyne, under increasing pressure to resign because of his handling of the clerical abuse scandal, did not follow procedures envisioned by canon law for dealing with abuse allegations, according to a report in the Irish Independent. "It is clear from last Friday's internal report from the Church's own watchdog that Bishop Magee had completely [also] failed to implement the child protection guidelines agreed for implementation in all 26 dioceses by the Bishops' Conference," an Irish canon lawyer added.


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