Statement from Bishop Boyce on diocese audit

Bishop Philip Boyce delivered the following statement:“I am happy to be able to publish and present the Review of the Diocese of Raphoe on the subject of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy of the Diocese. The Review of our Diocese was undertaken in August 2010. It was carried out by the independent National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church.
The purpose of the Review was to examine all case files from 1975 to 2010, determine how allegations and concerns were dealt with, interview key persons involved in child safeguarding, judge how cases are currently assessed, how the statutory authorities are notified and thus determine if there are any current risks to children. I fully accept the recommendations contained in the Review and I am committed to implementing them. Indeed many have already been acted upon.


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