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A key bishop in theIrish Catholic Church pedophile scandal in Ireland is reportedly ready to resign.
It has also been announced that the head of the Irish Church, Cardinal Sean Brady, and Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will meet with the Pope next week at the Vatican to discuss the report on abuse in the Dublin Archdiocese.
The Sunday Independent reported that Bishop Donal Murray of Limerick is “expected to offer his resignation to Pope Bendict XV1 within the next three days.”
The story came after Brady stated he had been in contact with Bishop Murray and that he would “do the right thing.”
Brady stated that "If I found myself in a situation where I was aware that my failure to act had allowed or meant that other children were abused, then I think I would resign.”
The report on the Dublin Archdiocese stated that Murray's actions were “inexcusable;” in covering up for pedophile priests." He was based in the Archdiocese at the time. Four other Irish bishops have also come under scrutiny.
Murray released a statement that he intended to reflect on the decision he now has to make. He said he was “acutely aware of the pain and anguish” the report had caused.
In an interview on Irish radio yesterday, Brady stated that people were “very angry with their Church and with their bishops – and rightly so.”