It was very nice to meet [with representatives of Coping International] and to have such an open and honest discussion. I wish to confirm that I have a great personal interest in learning more about the matters that we discussed. I consider that what I can learn from you will be both of personal enrichment and will give me additional and valuable insights which could assist me in my work for the universal Church.
Mgr. Kennedy oversees the disciplinary section of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican that processes abuse cases. Coping, as an international mandatory reporting organisation, will furnish Mgr. Kennedy with relevant -non identifying documentation regarding the nature of abuse experienced by children of Catholic Priests, as a direct result of imposed secrecy, isolation, deliberate neglect, features common to most cases whereupon a priest has fathered a child. Coping also reports all known or suspected cases of abuse to Tusla (Social Services) in Ireland who work with International Social Services and the Irish National Police who work alongside Interpol.
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