Top Irish Catholic Faces New Abuse Cover-Up Claims

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DUBLIN (AP) -- The leader of Ireland's 4 million Catholics, Cardinal Sean Brady, faces renewed pressure to resign after a BBC documentary accused him of helping to cover up child abuse committed by a notorious pedophile priest in the 1970s.
Brady already has admitted he took notes of two children's testimony of abuse in 1975 and gave the report to his bishop, not the police.
One of those now-adult children told the BBC he also alerted Brady to other children being abused by the same priest, but Brady didn't tell their parents of the danger.
Brady is expected to respond to the new allegations Wednesday.
When the case first came to light in 2010, Brady begged forgiveness but said he was too low-ranking in the church to report the abuse to police.


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