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Welcome Home Bishop Magee. While you were away ....

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indings from the Commission of Investigation into your Diocese are as follows:

YOU misled a previous inquiry and gave a false account of how YOU were handling allegations

Between 1996 and 2005, YOUR diocese failed to report nine out of 15 complaints made against priests, which ‘very clearly should have been reported. The most serious lapse was the failure to report the two cases in which the alleged victims were minors at the time the complaint was made’

While the dioceses ostensibly supported child protection procedures, it was ‘never genuinely committed to their implementation‘ 


YOUR ‘diocese put far too much emphasis on the concerns of the alleged offenders’

The report says YOU must take primary responsibility for the failure to implement the procedures

The Catholic Diocese of Cloyne was ignoring the church’s own guidelines on child protection as recently at 2009

In most cases gardaí were not informed of child abuse allegations against clergy

YOUR clerical colleague, Monsignor Denis O’Callaghan ‘stymied’ the implementation in Cloyne of child protection policy, and told the Commission he was ‘very disappointed’ with it

Monsignor O’Callaghan first withheld the identity of a perpetrator from authorities and then attempted to have a particular garda officer investigate it

In what the report said was ‘clearly and unequivocally’ a child sexual abuse case, the Commission says it cannot understand how the Monsignor concluded no sexual abuse had occurred

The Vatican and its representatives are also criticised – the Commission says the Papal Nuncio replied to its request for information by saying he was ‘unable to assist you in this matter‘

The garda response comes under the Commission’s microscope – on one case the Commission says it does not accept there was a proper investigation of the complaints, despite the fact the gardaí insist an investigation took place

The Commission also reveals how an allegation was made against YOU in 2008 by an 18-year-old who claimed he was embraced and kissed on the forehead by the bishop

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Comment by pauline jackson on August 21, 2011 at 15:47
He gave his loyalty to the abusers. And left the victims in danger. That was what he choose to do . who is going to keep him in the manner hes used too. if its the taxpayers thats an insult. how much do retired bishops get to live on. i bet its more than most people get .
Comment by Rob Northall on August 28, 2011 at 13:54

Arrest Bishop John Magee for Cloyne cover-up

Why Ireland needs to take a stand on abuse enablers

Former Bishop John Magee
Former Bishop John Magee

The spectacle of Bishop John Magee abjectly apologizing this week for his utter failure to curb pedophile priests in his Cork diocese makes the blood run cold.

Magee bolted out of the country when the Cloyne report was made public.  It was a devastating document, detailing in great precision the horrific cover-up.

Magee has now admitted his actions, which came after the flood of sexual abuse stories had been made public in Ireland.

In other words, Magee is culpable for placing children in harm’s way, and he has now admitted this. The next step should be to arrest the bishop.

If he was a school principal who knowingly ignored sexual abuse of pupils he undoubtedly would be apprehended.

If he was head of a brothel which knowingly trafficked in underage children he would be arrested. If he was head of a sect of child abusers and knowingly covered up their activities he would be put away.


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Comment by lucie on October 31, 2011 at 17:42
yes arrest him and hegarty in derry as well and all the others who protect each others back and their cronies.
Comment by lucie on October 31, 2011 at 17:43
just wait till they release the report on Raphoe diocese and that will be well edited too.....shame on them they all should be arrested for what they have to those in Donegal.

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