Friday, April 26, 2013

Bishop of Galway, Martin Drennan: Unless the Church deals effectively with the child abuse crisis, it won’t regain the trust of people, and won’t have Credibility

The credibility and very future of the Catholic Church hinges on its handling of the series of child sex abuse scandals, the Bishop of Galway, Martin Drennan, has said.

Unless the Church deals effectively with the child abuse crisis, and learns from the mistakes of the past, then it won’t regain the trust of people, and won’t have credibility, Bishop Drennan told current affairs broadcaster Keith Finnegan.

The exclusive interview, broadcast on Galway Bay FM’s Galway Talks programme, coincided with the publication of the audit of safeguarding practices in the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora.

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Galway City Tribune

April 26, 2013


BY DARA BRADLEY