“I won’t resign” says Cardinal Brady during Lough Derg visit

Cardinal Sean Brady has used a visit to Donegal today to apologise to the victims of clerical abuse. He also said he would welcome the appointment of a Coadjutor Bishop with succession rights in Armagh, though he's again refused to resign his position as the Primate of All Ireland.

Speaking at a pilgrimage in Lough Derg today, Cardinal Brady made his first public apology to Brendan Boland, who was abused by Fr Brendan Smyth, and who - as a teenager - informed a church inquiry about other sex abuse victims.

The then Fr. Brady was part of that inquiry, but did not inform the parents of the victims, or gardaí, about the allegations.

Several government ministers have since called on Cardinal Brady to consider his position.

Today, Sean Brady said he'd had no indication from the Vatican that he should resign, and would continue on in his position.