Long awaited Raphoe abuse audit to be published tomorrow

A long awaited report into how abuse allegations were handled in the Diocese of Raphoe will be published tomorrow morning (Wednesday).

The National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church review of the Diocese of Raphoe will be posted at 10am,  on the website www.raphoediocese.ie.

There will be a press conference later in the morning, but before that, Bishop Philip Boyce will discuss the report on Highland Radio's Shaun Doherty Show between 10 and 11 o'clock.

The report details the number of abuse allegations received by the diocese and assesses how they were handled and dealt with.  It will not comment on the substance of the allegations themselves.

Meanwhile, a similar report covering the Diocese of Derry will also be published tomorrow.  It will be posted on the www.derrydiocese.org website at 11 o'clock, this morning, and a public statement will be made tomorrow afternoon by Diocesan Administrator Mgr. Eamon Martin.