DUBLIN (AP) - The chapter, released Friday, details how Dublin leaders ordered Catholic priest Tony Walsh defrocked in 1993 following 15 years of child-abuse complaints.
But the Vatican overruled the verdict and ordered him sent to an Irish monastery instead.
Rome relented in 1996 after police opened a criminal probe and
Walsh attacked a boy in a pub restroom following a family funeral.
Walsh was imprisoned for raping boys last week.
The Dublin Archdiocese investigation, published last year, found
that Catholic officials shielded dozens of priests from prosecution
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