I know a few ‘bishops’ on this side of the pond who aren’t Catholic who should follow this lead as well:
The last remaining bishop mentioned in a damning report on the failure of the Catholic Church in Ireland to deal with allegations of child abuse is facing calls to step down.
The Bishop of Galway Dr Martin Drennan was one of five bishops mentioned in the Murphy report, which lifted the lid on decades of unreported child abuse within the Archdiocese of Dublin.
He is the only bishop mentioned in the report not to have stepped down. Diocesan communications manager Fr Seán McHugh told The Irish Times the bishop was “strong in his belief that he did nothing wrong”.
The chief executive of victim support group One in Four Maeve Lewis said Dr Drennan should do the “honourable thing” and resign.
“How many children were abused in Dublin between 1997 and 2005 when he was in a position of authority?” she was quoted by The Irish Times as saying.
By the way, I don’t believe that this is a reflection on the Catholic Church.