The reviewers found that “accused priests were afforded too much tolerance and so found it too easy to avoid being held accountable for their actions”

A review of child protection in the Kiltegan Fathers, a missionary order based in Co Wicklow, has found that the congregation “has been challenged (...)

The Church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children (NBSC) said “abuse that has been identified outside the Irish region has not in every case given rise to an appropriate and robust response.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Kiltegan fathers religious congregation has been heavily criticised in the latest tranche of reviews on child protection carried out by the Cathol(...)

Bishop Noel Treanor (left) and Bishop Anthony Farquhar during a service for members of the Filipino community, following Typhoon Haiyan, at St Vincent de Paul parish in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

A self-appointed review of its own child safeguarding practices by the Catholic diocese of Down and Connor has been greeted with surprise by the Churc(...)