Sunday, January 11, 2004

Bishops Propose Day to Remember Sex Abuse Victims

In Ireland...

From online.ie: news:

"The Catholic Church is reported to be planning a national day of atonement as a way of acknowledging and seeking forgiveness for the sins of the Church.

According to a report in today's Sunday Times newspaper, the Catholic Bishops are to publicly seek penance and offer a definitive apology for decades of clerical sexual abuse.

The plans for the day of atonement are at a very early stage and a number of options are being considered, including a televised ceremony and the creation of a 'healing garden'. "