Second bishop 'considering position' in wake of Murphy report

There is speculation today that a second bishop criticised in the Murphy report is about to resign.

There is speculation today that a second bishop criticised in the Murphy report is about to resign.

James Moriarty, currently Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, is said to be considering is position.

It is almost a week since the Bishop of Limerick Donal Murray stepped down over his failings in handling child abuse allegations while working in the Dublin archdiocese.

A similar move from Bishop Moriarty would bring further pressure on two others named in the report to step down - Eamonn Walsh and Ray Field. Both men insist they did nothing wrong.

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