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IRE Radio Podcast | Silenced by the Church

For decades, children passed through the doors of Catholic orphanages. Some never walked out. On this week’s episode, Christine Kenneally takes us behind her work investigating hidden abuses in orphanages around the world. Her BuzzFeed News investigation uncovered that dozens of children had died violently, their deaths covered up and lost to time.

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Looking for links to the stories and resources we discussed on this week's podcast? We've collected them for you.



Tessalit  (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Uncertain Ground (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Mercurial Vision (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Sensitive (Podington Bear) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Time Waste (Podington Bear) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Darklit Carpet (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Blue (Podington Bear) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Airliner (Podington Bear) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Simple Melody (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0



Kelly Kenoyer reported this episode. Abby Ivory-Ganja is our host. IRE Editorial Director Sarah Hutchins edits the podcast. We are recorded in the studios of KBIA at the University of Missouri.

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