November 07, 2002
Bishop stands by law pledge


From The Irish Independent

BISHOP Willie Walsh of Killaloe has repeated his promise to obey the law of the land if it comes to a conflict between canon and civil law - and he has no doubt that every other bishop will also obey the civil law.

In an interview to be screened tonight as part of RTE's "Would You Believe" series, Bishop Walsh says the current crisis in the church over child sexual abuse has had a very serious impact on his life and on those of other bishops.

He says the debate about canon law had been an intellectual exercise separated from reality.

Posted by Colm at November 07, 2002 02:23 PM
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