Wednesday, 15th Sep 2010
It would seem that we have the scandal that Damien Thompson feared.I
In the Preface to Beyond Belief,the reader will read how impressed I had been to learn
that the Catholic Church in England and Wales had embraced more than fifty recommendations made by the Nolan report,to ensure that potential victims would have maximum protection. One key recommendation was that any priest sentenced to imprisonment for a year or more for sexual abuse should be stripped of their priesthood.
Currently at least fourteen of the twenty two priests who fall into that category are still members of the clergy. At least one of them is living in the diocese of Westminster run by Archbishop Vincent Nichols
the most senior Catholic in England and a man who played a key role in developing the child protection
policies,that this morning I praised on L.B.C.radio.
Try explaining this one away to the pope tomorrow Archbishop.
September 15th 2010.
Posted by David on Wednesday, 15th Sep 2010