Three decades? Sounds like the most horrible cult that ever existed.
And let’s not forget that the Roman Catholic Church has done much, much worse things in the past.
(AFP) — Pope Benedict XVI has summoned Irish bishops to the Vatican for a meeting next month over a child sex abuse scandal that has shaken Ireland, a spokesman said Wednesday.
“The meeting comes in the context of the problems in the Irish Church,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told AFP, referring to revelations that Roman Catholic authorities in Ireland concealed abuse of children by priests for three decades.
The meeting would take place from February 15 to 16.
Published: Wednesday January 20, 2010