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Statement of Sisters of Mercy Leadership Team

One in Four welcome and commend the Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy who, today on behalf of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy, accepted ‘unreservedly that many… who spent …childhoods in Orphanages/Industrial schools run by the congregation were hurt and damaged while in …care’. They go on to say that: ‘without reservation we apologise unconditionally to each one of you for the suffering we have caused’.

We wish to acknowledge and commend the courage and vision of the statement and the unambiguous nature of the apology.

We look forward to hearing how the Congregation propose to find a way to ‘bring about healing’ to all of those individuals hurt and we are committed to assist and co-operate appropriately in whatever process that is put in place.


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