Benedictines ‘can’t accept’ blame for child abuse at school

Benedictines ‘can’t accept’ blame for child abuse at school

By CHRIS MARSHALL, 24 June 2017, The Scotsman

The head of a religious order has expressed “sorrow” that monks abused boys at Fort Augustus Abbey School but said his congregation cannot be held responsible for what happened.

Dom Richard Yeo, abbot president of the English Benedictine Congregation, said he believed the allegations of former residents who say they were abused at the fee-paying Highland boarding school, which closed in 1993.

But the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry was shown a submission from the congregation which said  . . . 

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