ONE of the outcomes of the Ryan report here in Ireland was that the media reported on the frankly obscene wealth of many of the religious orders here and around the world.
I see no reason why any of them should be allowed to hold onto their wealth, which runs into billions of euros in the light of the child abuse scandals here and in the US.
Hoarding such vast fortunes – and the horrific effects they have wreaked on their victims – demonstrates that they care nothing for their fellow men or women.
So hit them where it hurts. Strip them of their wealth – the public coffers badly need it.
Put the money into health and education, mental health care and therapeutic facilities for the victims they have left in their wake.