An Apostolic Visitation is a meeting with the superiors and members of a religious community. It provides an opportunity to examine community and religious life. An Apostolic Visitation to the Benedictine Community at Ealing Abbey has been conducted by Dom Richard Yeo OSB and Bishop John Arnold who visited and met with the community in September 2011. The effective safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is a priority for the Catholic church and Ealing Abbey’s safeguarding policies and procedures formed part of the remit of the Apostolic Visitation.The last sentence is a flat contradiction of what Bishop John Arnold told me in his email. Or perhaps it was just a lie by omission - they reviewed Ealing Abbey's procedures but not those of St. Benedict's School.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
The following statement has appeared on the Diocese of Westminster website.