Tags: ireland | mass | baby | burials

Ireland Mass Baby Burials Spark Call for Church to Pay

Ireland Mass Baby Burials Spark Call for Church to Pay

Monday, 27 August 2018 01:10 PM

In Ireland, mass baby burials sparked outrage, and the country's Children's Minister has told Pope Francis that the Catholic Church should contribute funds to help make reparations to survivors of a former church-run orphanage where a mass grave of babies' remains was discovered.

Katherine Zappone raised the issue with the pope on Saturday during his visit to Ireland, and on Monday released the contents of a letter she gave him. She appealed to the church to "accept its responsibilities and make reparation for its part in a very shameful chapter of Irish history."

Last year a mass grave containing remains of babies as young as 35 weeks was discovered at the mother-and-baby-home in Tuam, which had sheltered orphans, unmarried mothers and their children. Nearly 800 children were estimated to have perished there between 1925 and 1961.

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


TheWire
In Ireland, mass baby burials sparked outrage, and the country's Children's Minister has told Pope Francis that the Catholic Church should contribute funds to help make reparations to survivors of a former church-run orphanage where a mass grave was found.
ireland, mass, baby, burials
136
2018-10-27
Monday, 27 August 2018 01:10 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved