It is reported in Rome tonight, that the Pope may force the head of the Irish Catholic Church, Cardinal Sean Brady, to resign. The Cardinal refused to resign, saying only the Pope can tell him to go, after revelations that he presided over a ceremony in which he forced Irish children who were raped, swear a code of silence (known in Rome as - Omerta) after a formal Church investigation.
The extent of rampant child rape in Ireland has left Irish church goers stunned, amid renewed expectations, that other heads are set to roll. Vatican insiders are whispering, that a tough Australian prelate will head a probe into the Irish Church, because no one in the Irish Church can be trusted. The investigation is expected to start next month. An expected outcome of an Apostolic Visitation which Pope Benedict announced last Saturday, is that Cardinal Pell an Australian will propose Cardinal Brady's removal. will demand the Head of the Church in Ireland step down, over his role in the Catholic Church tribunal on a rape of teenage boy by Fr Brendan Smyth.
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