The Irish State and the Irish Catholic Church have issued a landmark apology for the network of religious institutions that abused and humiliated unmarried mothers and their children for most of the 20th century.
Taoism Minister Micheál Martin (Micheál Martin) led the government figures to accept responsibility on Wednesday and expressed remorse for the Maternal and Child Home, which turned generations of vulnerable women and babies into homeless.
Eamon Martin, a Catholic primate across Ireland, led the bishop and nuns to issue a statement apologizing for the central role of the church in the dark chapter of Irish history.
The apology follows the release of a long-awaited report by the Judicial Investigation Commission on Tuesday, which documents abuse, neglect and ruthlessness in institutions that are dumping sites for unmarried mothers and their children.
Some survivors and opposition politicians said that the report was not enough to prove that the state and the church should be criminally responsible, and called for the seizure of church property unless the agency contributed to a state-run remedy plan.
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“For the women and children who have been subjected to such cruel treatment, we must do everything we can to express our deep, regret, understanding and support. Therefore, on behalf of the government, the country and its citizens, I am here to help Irish mothers and their children I apologize for the profound generational errors suffered by the baby’s home or county residence.”
From 1922 to the last closing in 1998, approximately 56,000 women and 57,000 children were placed or given birth in these families, most of which were run by nuns. Families bring women to these families, which are orphanages and adoption agencies, to cover up the stigma of being considered pregnant and childbirth to be born out of wedlock.
The report found no evidence of sexual abuse and no evidence of physical abuse (some survivors questioned this), but it records cruelty, intolerance, neglect, and “astounding” infant mortality rates that are about twice the national average .
“We respect piety, but fail to show basic benevolence to those who need it most,” said Daoyiach.
He said that the 2,865-page report, compiled over the past five years, gave survivors a voice. He said: “The former residents talked about how they were ashamed of their situation. The shame is not theirs, but ours.”
The report was saturated with reports in Ireland and replaced the coronavirus pandemic.
The figure of the highest sect in Ireland, Eamon Martin (Eamon Martin) apologized for the “troublesome and painful” truth.
He said: “I accept that the church is clearly part of a culture where people are often stigmatized, judged and rejected. For this, and for the long-term harm and emotional distress caused by this, I apologize unreservedly.”
The reason for revealing the incident was that there were no burial records of nearly 800 children who were killed in the mother and baby home in Tuam, County Galway. Excavation work subsequently found a large number of human remains in the abandoned septic tank.
The Sisters of Bon Secours who ran home apologized. “We specifically admit that babies and children killed in the family were buried in a disrespectful and unacceptable way. Nevertheless, we apologize.”
Historian Catherine Corless helped uncover the Tuam scandal, welcomed the apology, and urged the nuns to unearth the bodies and conduct DNA tests.