September 9, 2011. (Romereports.com) On September 3rd, the Vatican rejected claims that they didn't properly handle cases of sex abuse that were outlined in the Irish government's Cloyne Report.
However, the Irish government maintains that the Apostolic Nuncio at that time provided a path for members of the clergy to “evade full cooperation with the Irish civil authorities” on cases of sex abuse.
The government of Ireland also welcomed the Holy See's apology to the families and the shame the Vatican has felt. The Irish government concluded by saying that lessons had been learned and looks forward to a new dialogue.
Currently, legislation being proposed in Ireland would make every member of society report cases of sex abuse. However, there has been no mention of forcing priests to report what they hear in confession.