Vatican held on to child rapist priest

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Dublin – A previously censored chapter from Ireland’s investigation into church cover-ups of child abuse says the Vatican tried to stop Irish church leaders from defrocking a particularly dangerous paedophile priest.
The chapter, released on Friday, details how Dublin leaders ordered Catholic priest Tony Walsh defrocked in 1993 following 15 years of child-abuse complaints.

But the Vatican overruled the verdict and ordered him sent to an Irish monastery instead.

Rome relented in 1996 after police opened a criminal probe and Walsh attacked a boy in a pub restroom following a family funeral.

Walsh was imprisoned for raping boys last week.

The Dublin Archdiocese investigation, published last year, found that Catholic officials shielded dozens of priests from prosecution for decades.

– AP

http://www.news24.com/World/News/Vatican-held-on-to-child-rapist-priest-20101217

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One thought on “Vatican held on to child rapist priest

  1. How on earth anyone can still remain a Catholic (or a Christian for that matter) remains a mystery to me.

    The rotted brain brought about by religion, seems to be irreparable – it stays rotted!

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