Rome told bishops not to report abuse
By Lynne Kelleher and Stephen Rogers
Irish Examiner.com - Monday, January 17, 2011
A LETTER sent to Irish bishops in 1997 shows that the Vatican secretly blocked attempts to report paedophile priests to gardaí.
In the letter, the bishops are urged not to report clerical abuse as a criminal offense.
This story appeared in the printed version of the Irish Examiner Monday, January 17, 2011