Anglican leader: Irish church lost all credibility
By RAPHAEL G. SATTER
Associated Press Writer
The Roman Catholic Church in Ireland has lost all credibility because of its mishandling of abuse by priests, the leader of the Anglican church said in remarks released Saturday. A leading Catholic archbishop said he was "stunned" by the comments...
"The Catholic Church has been rocked by sex abuse scandals in countries such as the United States, Germany and Ireland, where Cardinal Sean Brady faces calls for his resignation following allegations that he played a role in helping to cover up activities of pedophile priests."
"The pope himself has come under fire, with critics accusing Benedict - who as a Vatican cardinal directed the Holy See's policy on handling abuse cases - was part of a culture of secrecy intended to protect church hierarchy."