Martin, Papal Nuncio to discuss Murphy report

Friday 04 December 2009 15.13
Micheál Martin - To discuss report on abuse
Micheál Martin - To discuss report on abuse

The Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet the Papal Nuncio to Ireland next week to discuss the Commission of Investigation into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that Micheál Martin asked Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza for a meeting to discuss issues relating to the report which investigated clerical child sexual abuse in the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin.

The meeting will take place early next week.

The report into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin details a litany of abuse perpetrated by priests against more than 300 victims.

It said it had no doubt that clerical child abuse was covered up by the Archdiocese and other Church authorities.

The report rubbished the view put forward by the Church that the abuse was hidden from view and somehow took Church authorities by surprise.