Saturday, April 19, 2014

Vatican delegation with U.S. cardinals delayed church reform says archbishop by Patrick Counihan
..."The delegation which included leading Irish American prelates Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Cardinal Timothy Dolan were sent to Ireland by the Vatican following the publication of the reports in 2009 to establish what went wrong in the Irish church. Dr Martin believes the apostolic visitation delayed real reform. He said: “The visits froze the Irish church at a particular moment and actually, in some ways, delayed reforms in the Irish church. “My comments are not a criticism of those who carried out the visitation, but maybe a criticism of those who planned it..."

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