Vatican Plays Damage Control On Irish Sex Abuse Letter

By Francis X. RoccaReligion News ServiceVATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Wednesday (Jan. 19) tried to tamp down allegations a controversial 1997 letter to Irish bishops was meant to discourage prelates from reporting sexual abuse cases to poli…

By Francis X. Rocca
Religion News Service

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Wednesday (Jan. 19) tried to tamp down allegations a controversial 1997 letter to Irish bishops was meant to discourage prelates from reporting sexual abuse cases to police or prosecutors.

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