Statement on the review of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns
launched by the National Board for Safeguarding Children
in the Catholic Church
In September 2015 the ten monasteries of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Ireland invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of the Order’s child safeguarding policy and practice. Today we publish the findings of the NBSCCCI’s report. We welcome the report and accept it in full. We are committed to safeguarding children and to working with the NBSCCCI to further improve our practice.
We recognise that a lot of children have suffered as a consequence of abuse by priests and religious. We are truly sorry that abuse happened and acknowledge the serious harm that was caused to children. Today we pray for all survivors of abuse and pray that we have learned the lessons of the Church’s past.
If you would like to receive help for abuse suffered in the Catholic Church please contact
TOWARDS HEALING: Counselling Support Service.
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