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Bishop apologizes to abuse victims, resigns

March 25, 2010

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— Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of an Irish bishop Wednesday for his failure to report child-molesting priests to police — and faced a renewed reminder of the German abuse case most closely linked to his own time in charge of Munich.

Bishop John Magee — who served as secretary to Benedict’s three papal predecessors before returning to Ireland in 1987 — apologized to victims of any pedophile priests who were kept in parish posts during his 23 years overseeing the southwest Irish diocese of Cloyne.

“To those whom I have failed in any way, or through any omission of mine have made suffer, I beg forgiveness and pardon,” the 73-year-old Magee said in his resignation statement. Irish government investigators are continuing to explore Cloyne abuse cover-ups and expect to report findings later this year.

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RoeDapple 4 years, 9 months ago

Sorry? Wait, at 73 isn't it called "retirement"?

whats_going_on 4 years, 9 months ago

pretty much, now he just can't have the title of "emeritus" or whatever, supposedly. How many more times are we going to learn about this garbage going on?

kansasredlegs 4 years, 9 months ago

The US Justice Department should be prosecuting the leaders of this pedophilic organization which has preyed on so many children. The protection and cover up provided by church leadership, which apparently goes all the way to the Pope, is criminal and should be prosecuted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. RICO provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.

Unfortunately, it won't happen since it's a "RELIGIOUS THING."

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