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Vatican accepts resignation of Cardinal Sean Brady, leader of Catholic Church in Ireland / BBC News Northern Ireland

2010 lawsuit implicated him in covering up child rape in the 1970s (Associated Press in The Boston Globe)

The Vatican has announced that it has accepted the resignation of the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Cardinal Seán Brady.

“Last month, Dr Brady, who has been the leader of Ireland’s Catholics for 18 years, confirmed that he offered his resignation to Pope Francis in July.

“His tenure had been beset by clerical child sex abuse scandals and claims that he helped to cover up one case.”

By BBC News Northern Ireland — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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Revelations spark calls for cardinal to step down / Irish Independent

Revelations concerning Cardinal Sean Brady’s involvement in a 1975 canonical inquiry into Fr Brendan Smyth’s abuse of Brendan Boland have sparked fresh calls for the Catholic Church’s most senior churchman to stand down. Marie Kane, who was one of six survivors who met Pope Francis two weeks ago in the Vatican, has threatened to write again to the Pope if Dr Brady does not offer his resignation.”

By Sarah MacDonald, Irish Independent — Click here to read the rest of this story

Also regarding this story, “Priests tried to ‘blame and shame me’ at meeting in front of Brady, claims abuse victim,” By John Spain, Irish Independent, and “Calls for Cardinal Brady’s resignation over cover-up,” By Sarah MacDonald, The Tablet

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