Below is the final statement of the meeting between Pope Benedict XVI, Curia Prefects and Irish Bishops at the Vatican. The text is from Vatican Radio.
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Statement on Meeting with Irish Bishops
On 15 and 16 February 2010, the Holy Father met the Irish Bishops and senior members of the Roman Curia to discuss the serious situation which has emerged in the Church in Ireland. Together they examined the failure of Irish Church authorities for many years to act effectively in dealing with cases involving the sexual abuse of young people by some Irish clergy and religious. All those present recognized that this grave crisis has led to a breakdown in trust in the Church’s leadership and has damaged her witness to the Gospel and its moral teaching.