ARCHBISHOP Apologises, Urges Those Who Know of More Unmarked Graves to Come Forward
By Rachael O'Connor
January 13, 2021
IRELAND'S ARCHBISHOP has apologised "unreservedly" for the Church's role in the Mother and Baby Homes scandal.
Archbishop Eamon Martin, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, issued a statement apologising yesterday following the release of the Mother and Baby Homes report which was six years in the making.
Among other things, the report found that, in the homes investigated by the Commission, 15% of all children born in the institutions died-- approximately 9,000 out of 57,000.
Women and children recalled instances of physical and emotional abuse while being detained, and mothers felt forced to give their children up for adoption.