'Catholic Priests Will Be Dismayed At New Allegations' - McGuinness

Sinn Fein MP Martin McGuiness has stated Catholic priests will be "dismayed" at new allegations regarding Cardinal Sean Brady in a Church investigation into child abuse carried out by Fr. Brendan Smith.

Mr McGuinness said: “Ultimately Cardinal Brady’s response is a matter for himself and the Church, but it is a very grave situation for survivors of abuse, for the Catholic Church and for Catholics across Ireland.

“Cardinal Brady has responded to calls for his resignation by saying he will continue on as leader of Ireland’s Catholics.

“Speaking personally I believe he should reflect on the wisdom of this position which will leave many Catholics wondering whether anything is to be done by the leadership of the Catholic Church to ring the changes which many believe are required at such a sad time for all.”


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