Dublin, Ireland, May 4, 2016 / 23:08 pm
The Salvatorians have offered their "deepest apology" for failing to stop a priest who sexually abused children in Ireland until his 2004 arrest.
"The Salvatorians express their deep sorrow for the prolific abuse carried on by a particular member of our Order in Ireland and elsewhere over a long number of years," Father Alex McAllister S.D.S., provincial superior of the Salvatorians' British Pro-Province, said May 3.
"We acknowledge that the response of the provincial superior at the time was completely inadequate and that it was a clear failure of the duty of our order to protect children."
The case of a priest, called only "Father A," was described in a child safety audit of religious congregations by Ireland's National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church.