February 15, 2010.
The 2 day meeting set to discuss the handling of the clerical sexual abuse that rocked the Catholic Church in Ireland is underway at the Vatican.
Pope Benedict XVI summoned Irish Bishops to discuss the fall-out of two
government reports released last year which documented decades of abuse
as well as cover-ups.
24 bishops from Ireland are meeting with Benedict XVI including Martin
Drennan of Galway who’s been repeatedly called to resign.
The pope has personally invited each bishop to get their take on the
Following the meeting, the Pope is expected to issue a pastoral letter
to the Church in Ireland.