Maidir Le: Bishop Kirby saw paedophilia as: 'friendship that crossed a boundary line'
The same 'thick and stupid' bishop made out-of-court settlements - of around IR£130,000- in 1994 and 1998 with two victims of an abuser priest in his diocese.
Originally Posted by Spectabilis
Between 1987 and 1990, most Irish dioceses bought separate insurance policies to cover their liability for acts of child sexual abuse by priests.
But in 1995 serious legal issues arose between all of the bishops concerned and their insurer, the Church and General company, about what cover was or was not provided. Between 1996 and 1999, these issues were settled as company paid the bishops €10.6m, much of which was set aside to help individual bishops pay their legal liabilities arising from claims.
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