John Ayers’ hunger strike, Dublin, Ireland, 23rd May 2010 (1)

John Ayers’ hunger strike, Dublin, Ireland, 23rd May 2010 (1)
Church abuse
Image by Tom Szustek
Abuse survivor John Ayres is on the 7th day of his hunger strike outside the residence of Archbishop of Dublin. He demands criminal investigation into child abuse cases and prosecution of those who are responsible for abuse and later cover up.
Ryan report was published one year ago bringing into light child abuse scandal in institutions run by religious orders. No arrests were made since then. Catholic Church agreed to publish this report on condition that no names of abusers will be revealed. Few weeks ago Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin said that “there are strong forces in the Catholic Church which would prefer that the truth about clerical child abuse did not emerge”
(Companion dog is well fed )