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Irish TV looks into abuse by Dublin clergy

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Ireland is still reeling, trying to cope with the disclosures of the Ryan Commission's 2,600-page report detailing a government investigation into the physical and sexual abuse of children in church-run schools and orphanages.

Yet to come this summer is a report on investigation into sexual abuse of minors by clergy of the Dublin archdiocese. Details are slowly coming out: 60,000 documents reviewed, hundreds of children abused, 152 priests accused but only a small friction were ever prosecuted.

Ireland's TV 3 aired an hour-long program Tuesday night into the investigation. The program, Abuse of Trust: The Sins of Our Fathers," can be viewed on line along with several extended interviews of victims and religious superiors.

Hat tip for this to Kathy Shaw, who keeps the Abuse Tracker up to date over at www.bishop-accountability.org.

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