Catholic order of nuns admit emotional abuse and neglect took place in its residential homes

(Irish Mirror) A catholic order of nuns admitted on Tuesday emotional abuse and neglect took place in its residential homes in Northern Ireland.

The Sisters of Nazareth have already acknowledged and apologised for physical and sexual attacks which occurred within their properties, a focus of the UK’s largest ever institutional child abuse public inquiry.

A senior member, speaking on behalf of the congregation, said evidence from victims at the Derry homes was “shocking and harrowing”.

Sister Brenda McCall added: “We must accept that at certain times, by certain sisters, things were just not right.”

The treatment of young people – orphaned or taken away from their unmarried mothers – in houses run by nuns, brothers or the State is a key concern of an investigation chaired by retired High Court judge Sir Anthony Hart.

The probe, being held in Banbridge, Co Down, is considering cases between 1922 and 1995. [more]

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Irish Mirror