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Irish Catholic head apologises over paedophile priest failure

The head of the Catholic church in Ireland has used his annual St Patrick's Day sermon to apologise for his role in the cover-up of child abuse by one of the country's most notorious paedophile priests.

Cardinal Sean Brady is under intense pressure to resign after he admitted attending meetings where two 10-year-olds were forced to sign vows of silence over complaints against Father Brendan Smyth, who continued abusing children for another 18 years.

Brady said last weekend that he had taken notes during one meeting and interviewed the children in another. He referred the abuse claims to his superior but did not report them to the police, and it was only in 1994 that Smyth's appalling abuse came to light. Smyth died in prison 13 years ago, while serving 12 years for 74 sexual assaults on children.

Delivering his homily in Armagh's Catholic cathedral, Brady said he wanted to apolo

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Added: Mar-17-2010 
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  • It's time for the church to be dissolved.

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  • They just want this to get over with so they can go back to fooling the masses into believing in their imaginary friends...

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    • Not only that but they want to get back to butt sex with little kids. This is just an inconvient distration for them.

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  • They are sorry they got caught and nothing more .

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  • This slimy fucker knew about the paedo priests and interviewd them and their victims, then MADE the vitims swear an oath never to speak about what happened.

    The Paedo priests were ALLOWED to continue attacking children despite this spineless scumbag knowing they were a threat.

    He not only broke the LAW by not reporting the paedos to the Police, what he did is so lacking in morals that it is UNFORGIVEABLE.

    The fucker should be dragged out by his heels and STRUNG UP.

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  • dissolve the pedo priests in an acid bath

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  • These filthy priest need to just produce a 30 second commercial apologizing for the latest boy on boy action film they just stared in. Keep it handy for the next scandal. Its like a macro in excel. Hit the button, stuff happens, everything streamlined.

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