Rome: Vatican Recalls Its Ambassador To Ireland Over Cover-Up Of Clerical Child Sex Abuse: UPDATED

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(Reuters) – The Vatican has recalled its ambassador in Ireland after Dublin criticised the Church’s role in covering up child sex abuse.

The Irish parliament last week passed a motion deploring the Vatican for “undermining child protection frameworks” in the country.

The criticism followed a damning report on the handling of sex abuse reports in the diocese of Cloyne in county Cork. Ireland has published a series of reports on allegations of child abuse by priests and members of religious orders. Here are some details of their findings:

* OCTOBER 2005:

— An inquiry was set up following the resignation in 2002 of the Bishop of Ferns, Brendan Comiskey, when it emerged he had been aware of the activities of an abusive priest in the diocese, but failed to protect the victims. The priest, Father Sean Fortune, committed suicide in 1999 after he was charged with…

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