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UK Cardinal Regrets Not Insisting Schools Adopt Child Abuse Measures

9 23.05.2015 Инфо

The former Archbishop of Westminster has admitted he was wrong not to insist Catholic schools run by abbots adopt the recommendations of a report on child abuse in the church.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor said he did not ensure that Benedictine schools accepted the measures set out in the report, because bishops do not have authority over abbots.
Some of the most famous Catholic schools in England, including Downside in Somerset and St Benedict’s in west London, have been embroiled in abuse scandals in recent years.