Priests asked to contribute to child protection fund

The Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, Most Rev Dermot Clifford, D.D. has confirmed that he has written to the clergy of the diocese asking them to contribute, on a voluntary basis, to a Clergy Contribution Fund due to debts incurred in child protection issues.

The Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, Most Rev Dermot Clifford, D.D. has confirmed that he has written to the clergy of the diocese asking them to contribute, on a voluntary basis, to a Clergy Contribution Fund due to debts incurred in child protection issues.

The initiative came from the most recent meeting of the Council of Priests at which it was proposed that the Archbishop make a renewed appeal to the priests of the diocese for the restoration of the fund. The fund was first put in place five years ago and brought a very generous response, for which Archbishop Clifford thanked the priests.