Vatican rejects Irish criticism over sex abuse
Vatican City: The Vatican has vigorously rejected accusations it sabotaged efforts by Irish bishops to report priests who sexually abused children to police.
The Vatican issued a lengthy response on Saturday to the Irish government following Prime Minister Enda Kenny`s unprecedented July 20 denunciation of the Vatican`s handling of abuse.
The Vatican said Kenny`s claims, which followed the publication of a report into the diocese of Cloyne, were "unfounded" and based on an incorrect reading of a 1997 Vatican letter expressing "serious reservations" about the Irish bishops` 1996 policy requiring bishops to report abusers to police.
The Vatican also rejected accusations it diminished the policy`s seriousness, saying the bishops themselves never sought to make it binding.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Admissions 2015: Know India's best ranking Universities
- Zee Media Exclusive interview with UPSC topper Ira Singhal's family
- UPSC announces Civil Services Examination 2014 results
- Watch: Top 25 Headlines @ 12 pm
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Is Corporate Social Responsibility nothing but a marketing gimmick?
- UPSC announces Civil Services Examination 2014 results; women bag top four positions
- Vyapam scam: MP medical college dean found dead in hotel, body sent for post-mortem
- Dawood Ibrahim's surrender offer rejected due to a 'condition', clarifies Sharad Pawar
- Vyapam scam: Last rites of journalist Akshay Singh performed; MP CM assures of SIT probe
- Photographer captures International Space Station flying across moon