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Priest's victims forced into vow of silence

Publié par Clifford Armion le 15/03/2010

David Sharrock

"The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland resisted calls for his resignation yesterday, despite admitting that he took part in meetings where the victims of a paedophile priest were forced to take a vow of silence.

"Cardinal Sean Brady, the Primate of All Ireland, has confirmed he was present at a closed canonical tribunal in 1975 when two child victims of Father Brendan Smyth were ordered to sign agreements under oath that they would not discuss what happened to them with anybody other than an approved priest.

"There were immediate calls for Cardinal Brady's resignation. Colm O'Gorman, head of Amnesty Ireland and founder of One in Four, a charity helping victims of sexual abuse, said that the Cardinal's position was now impossible."

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"Priest's victims forced into vow of silence", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 01/03/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/priest-s-victims-forced-into-vow-of-silence