Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Irish abuse victims to ask Vatican for 1 billion euros

Catholic World News
February 09, 2010

When the Irish hierarchy meets with Pope Benedict on February 15 and 16, Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, will deliver a letter from representatives for abuse victims asking for one billion euros (approximately $1.37 billion) in compensation. Irish religious orders “paid just €128m of the total compensation bill of €1.2bn” following the Ryan report, notes the Irish Independent.

The victims’ representatives also requested that Pope Benedict meet with abuse victims during his September apostolic journey.

Source(s): these links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

Victims ask Pope for €1bn (Irish Independent)

Open letter to the Pope (Irish Times)

Abuse survivors meet bishops (IOL)

Irish Bishops Meet Representatives of Support Groups for Victims of Abuse (Vatican Radio)

Irish religious order offers €128 million to abuse victims (CWN, 12/4/09)


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