Vatikan verbittet sich Kritik an irischem Kindermissbrauch durch die katholische Kirche - Catholic News Service Vatican official rejects criticism in wake of Irish judicial report
" VATICAN CITY, Catholic News Service, By John Thavis, Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A leading church official rejected harsh criticism of the Vatican in the wake of an Irish judicial report on the handling of priestly sex abuse cases.
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, told Vatican Radio July 19 that much of the criticism failed to take into account the efforts of Pope Benedict XVI and other church officials to prevent future cases of child sexual abuse and address past cases with openness and determination. Father Lombardi was reacting to the Cloyne Report, issued July 13 after an independent judicial investigation into the handling of clergy sexual abuse in the Diocese of Cloyne, 1996-2009. Among other findings, it said the Vatican was "entirely unhelpful" to bishops who wanted to fully implement the agreed guidelines on abuse. "