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Statement on behalf of Bishop Crean regarding a safeguarding matter

STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF BISHOP CREAN REGARDING A SAFEGUARDING MATTER

A safeguarding matter has been raised regarding a priest of the Diocese of Cloyne. This does not involve a complaint to the Diocese. The statutory authorities have been informed.  He has been placed on Administrative Leave from ministry to allow all usual safeguarding processes take their course.

The safeguarding matter is from a time before he began his studies for the priesthood in the Diocese of Cloyne.

The work of safeguarding goes on in the Diocese which is carried out at parish level by hundreds of people.

If anyone wishes to report an allegation / concern of child  abuse by Church Personnel in the Diocese of Cloyne, please contact the Cloyne Diocesan Designated Liaison Person on 086 0368999, or the Statutory agencies:

TUSLA (Child and Family Agency)
Tel: 021-4923516

Gardaí
Garda National Protective Services Bureau
Tel: 01-6663369 or 01-6663430

Helpful Phone Numbers:

Toward Healing 1800 303416 or text no. only 085 8022859
www.towardshealing.ie

Towards Peace spiritual support service
Tel: 01 505 3028

National Office for Safeguarding Children
Tel: 01 505 3124
Fax: 01 505 3026
www.safeguarding.ie

 

 

 

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