Home » Local »  Cardinal to lead Vatican visitation in Dublin

Cardinal to lead Vatican visitation in Dublin


Help us expand our reach! Please share this article

BRAINTREE -- As Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley prepares to assist Irish bishops in mending their dioceses after recent revelations of alleged sexual misconduct by priests over the last few decades, some area Catholics say he will bring his administrative experience repairing three dioceses torn by similar revelations and a bond of kinship with the Irish people.

“The Church must be unfailingly vigilant in protecting children and young people. Our ongoing efforts in the Archdiocese of Boston to ensure their safety will be helpful for the visitation,” Cardinal O’Malley said in a May 31 statement. “It will also be important to respond to the concerns of the Catholic community and the survivors in the manner that will promote the process of healing.”

On May 31, the Archdiocese of Boston announced in a statement that Cardinal O’Malley has been named by Pope Benedict XVI to a team of nine bishops to conduct an apostolic visitation of the Church in Ireland. The visitation is aimed at helping the Church there address the sexual abuse scandal, improve assistance to victims and perfect measures to prevent child sexual abuse in the future.

Help us expand our reach! Please share this article

Submit a Letter to the Editor