Retired Bishop Magee goes into hiding after report on sex abuse
Only six of 15 cases of alleged child abuse were reported to gardai between 1996 and 2005.
Bishop Magee was accused of taking “little or no” active interest in managing such cases until 2008, and the report found that he had to take responsibility for the failures of his diocese to follow church guidelines on abuse.
Bishop Magee is under enormous pressure to return to acknowledge his mistakes in person. Two bishops last week called on him to return to give an account of his actions in person. And Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald said it would have been helpful for all of the victims if Bishop Magee “had been there to respond”.