The Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans, or Holy Ghost Fathers) apologized for abuse at Blackrock College, a boarding school in Dublin.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Dublin’s retired archbishop, said that the level of abuse was “frightening because they were all in the one institution and a very prestigious institution, and here were perpetrators who eat with one another, who lived with one another, who knew one another … It’s hard to fathom. Some of these men were extraordinarily violent men.”