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Caldey ​Island a​bbot apologises over failure to report abuse claims

Daniel van Santvoort acknowledges that allegations against Father Thaddeus Kotik should have been passed on to police

The head of Caldey Abbey has issued an apology acknowledging that allegations of serious child sexual abuse made against a Cistercian monk should have been passed on to police.

Daniel van Santvoort, the abbot at the abbey on Caldey Island, said he was “truly sorry” that allegations made against Father Thaddeus Kotik had not been reported to the authorities, and expressed regret for any harm caused.

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