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Poll: Should Cardinal Seán Brady resign?

As the pressure on Cardinal Brady shows no sign of abating, we want to know what you think.

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’S top official in Ireland Cardinal Seán Brady is coming under increasing pressure to resign his position over allegations relating to the sexual abuse of children by paedophile priest Brendan Smyth.

Survivors of clerical abuse have not been satisfied with the defence used by Brady that he had no power to stop Smyth back in 1975. The Cardinal also claims his role in the secret inquiry has been misrepresented and exaggerated.

Chief executive of Barnardos Fergus Finlay, who yesterday revealed he was abused as a child, has called on Brady to resign, stating he cannot offer solace to survivors. Meanwhile, the Vatican’s chief prosecutor Monsignor Charles Scicluna has said that the Irish church needs Cardinal Brady as he has “shown determination in promoting the protection of children”. He also argued that Ireland needed leaders who have “learned the hard way”.

What do you think? Should Cardinal Seán Brady resign?


Poll Results:

Yes (3752)
No (315)
I don't know (176)



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