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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.

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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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