CNA Staff, Jan 19, 2021 / 05:30 am
A Catholic archbishop said on Sunday that religious orders should not be scapegoated for the failures exposed by a report on Ireland's mother-and-baby homes.
"I would be disappointed if we were, having read the commission's report, to scapegoat the religious congregations," said Martin, the archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.
"They were commissioned by the state, and by local authorities and county councils. They were expected to intervene when the rest of society had basically banished these mothers and their unborn children and infants."