Protest against clerical sex abuse in the Catholic Church in Dublin today

Survivors of clerical sex abuse in the Catholic Church are to stage a protest in Dublin today.

They want those who covered up abuse by priests and other religious to be brought to justice.

An actor dressed as a Cardinal will be paraded down Grafton street in chains this morning as part of their protest.

The event has been organised by a group called - We are church Ireland - who are trying to change the Catholic Church from within.

Their spokesperson is Brendan Butler: “We are saying to Pope Francis, we know you are against clerical sex abuse and you want it to stop but you must be more active.

“He has set up a commission with our own Mari Collins on it and they are still talking, I mean that is over two years ago.

“And they talk and talk and talk and yet nothing is brought forward.”

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