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Child abuse survivor can return to Texas, US

| August 22, 2011 at 01:11 pm

Dont lose heart, kidA day after an unusual three-day hearing concluded, a Miami judge ordered that a victim of severe child abuse be returned to family members in Texas.

Victor Barahona, whose twin sister was killed after allegedly enduring years of horrific abuse, will return to Texas to live with an uncle who wants to adopt and raise him. (more…)

UK: Bishop Magee breaks silence on child abuse

| at 12:58 pm

CloyneThe former Bishop of Cloyne, Dr John Magee, has said he feels “horrified and ashamed” by abuse in his diocese.

It was Dr Magee’s first public statement since publication of the Murphy Commission report into the diocese’s handling of child abuse.

He said he fully accepted responsibility for the failure to implement the church’s child protection guidelines. (more…)