No resignations planned at summit with Pope over sexual abuse scandal
was not intended to deal with the issue of resignations.
“Precise questions of resignation is not on the agenda of the bishops because that is not our prerogative,” Duffy told reporters.
He said the summit would deal with the “enormous injustice and cruelty” to the victims and the Irish faithful at large.
In the Dublin report, investigators determined that a succession of archbishops and senior aides had compiled confidential files on more than 100 parish priests who had sexually abused children since 1940. The files had remained locked in the Dublin archbishop’s private vault.
The reports follow a campaign by the archbishop of Dublin and primate of Ireland, Diarmuid Martin, to confront abuse allegations and deal honestly with the coverup and victims’ suffering. Martin, who heads the Holy See’s office on justice, had welcomed the bishops’ resignations last year.
But Galway’s Drennan, insisting he did nothing to endanger children, has clung to his office.
Drennan and the other summit participants will each have seven minutes to have their say before the Pope, who will listen to the Irish prelates in group sessions Monday and Tuesday.
Among the Holy See officials joining the summit is William Cardinal Levada from the United States, who heads the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a key Vatican office that reviews abuse claims against clergy worldwide. The Pope himself once held the office, when he was known as Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Two huge waves swept away spectators watching a Northern California surfing contest Saturday morning, causing broken bones and other injuries to people standing on a seawall.
Fifteen people had significant injuries, including broken legs and hands, authorities said. At least three of them were transported to area hospitals. Others were treated at the beach for injuries such as scrapes and bruises.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Battalion Chief Scott Jalbert estimated “a couple hundred” people were on the seawall at the southern tip of Mavericks Beach when the waves struck, upstaging the surfing competition that draws some of the world’s top surfers.
“Nobody was swept away into the water. They were just swept onto the beach area pretty hard,” Jalbert said. “It’s pretty rocky. We’ve cleared the beach area so