Derry (which covers Inishowen), Dromore, Armagh, Clogher (covers Pettigo and Bundoran) and one other as yet unnamed diocese will also release details of what has been found by the church-run National Board for Safeguarding Children in Catholic Church.
The reports have been commissioned and edited by the bishops in each diocese prior to publication. There was no victim input into the audits.
It’s thought Raphoe could contain allegations on 15 priests dating back to 1975, but not at least five others against whom allegations were made prior to that date.
Kilmacrennan priest Father Paddy Dunne is no longer acting as Press Officer for the diocese however with media enquiries being directed to a PR company in Dublin.
In Derry former Bishop Seamus Hegarty told a press conference earlier this year that allegations had been made against 29 priests in the diocese going back 50 years.
In Raphoe Bishop Philip Boyce has already hit out at reports that up to 20 priests abused hundreds of children in the diocese over 40 years.
However there are thought to have been more than 100 victims of Father Eugene Greene alone. Just over 20 came forward for his trial in 2000 when he was jailed for 12 years.
Victims of paedophile priests prior to 1975 however will not feature in the audit which is said to be “damning” thought “not as bad as reported.”
Bishop Boyce may actually call himself for a Cloyne-style judicial inquiry into abuse in the diocese.
A church insider told donegaldaily.com: “The audit is of church records, yet there were no records of allegations against Father Greene.”
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