Skip to comments.Pope Francis May Not Meet Abuse Survivors in Ireland, Says Archbishop
Posted on 08/05/2018 7:00:17 PM PDT by marshmallow
The Archbishop of Dublin said it would be 'great' if a meeting could be arranged but that 'time is very tight'
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has said it is still uncertain whether or not Pope Francis will meet abuse survivors during his two-day visit to Ireland later this month.
Archbishop Martin said: He will obviously speak about various forms of abuse not just clerical abuse, the abuse in the institutions, the laundries and the mother and baby homes. It would be great to meet some of the victims or survivors from that group, but the time is very tight.
According to Irish media, the archbishop said the Vatican had not yet confirmed whether a meeting could take place.
Pope Francis will be in Ireland for 36 hours on the weekend of August 25-26. It will be the first time a pope has visited Ireland since 1979.
Among his stops will be Knock shrine and a Capuchin day centre for the homeless. On the Sunday he will celebrate the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Phoenix Park, Dublin, with half a million people expected to attend.
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He hasn’t learned his lesson after his embarassment in Chile?
I hope nobody shows up.
On this Francis is an exact cookie cutter duplicate.
Of course he won’t as he is now and likely was always part of the problem. A shame the Catholic church won’t come clean on this. Always a source of argument with my wife when I draw line that our boys, while they may go to a Catholic church, shall never be left alone with any priest. Never.
I wouldn’t let that frumpy old man near my kids.
That's just common sense. Any parent who allows their child to be left alone with a priest or any other member of the priesthood is guilty of child abuse.
Any institution is only as good as its leadership is good. And, the people in that institution are only as good as the leadership allows them to be----good!
Why would any parent leave their child alone with an unrelated adult male outside of a professional context (e.g., psych counseling) in which money has changed hands?
(And unrelated adult females and relatives are not necessarily safe, either.)
I understand he may meet with abusers in an effort to exchange notes and best practices however.
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