Viernes , abril 28 2017
Home / Internacional / Hallan cuerpos de niños en casas hogar católicas de Irlanda

Hallan cuerpos de niños en casas hogar católicas de Irlanda

GALWAY, IRELAND - JUNE 07: The site of the discovery of a mass grave containing the bodies of 796 children of St. Mary's Mother and Baby Home on June 7, 2014 in Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland. Ms Catherine Corless, a local historian in the Tuam area, recently published an article in a regional historical journal about her research into the death records for 796 children who had died at "The Home" during its years of operation. She believed that many of the children had been buried in an area at the rear of the site that also included the facility's septic tank. The Tuam grave was discovered in 1975 by two local boys playing at the site. Prayers were said and the tank was sealed with no one aware of the sheer scale of bodies involved. It was not until Ms Corless requested records of children's deaths that the extent of the tragedy was revealed. St. Mary's Mother and baby home was a maternity home for unmarried mothers and their children that operated between 1925 and 1961 and was run by the sisters of the Bon Seceurs. The remains of the youngsters were interred in a concrete septic tank in the grounds of a home in Tuam between 1925 and 1961. Documents discovered by Catherine Corless show the children may have died of starvation and neglect. It states the children died from amongst other things malnutrition, measles and pneumonia. Hundreds of children were believed to have died at the home over the course of almost 40 years. They were buried without any coffin or memorial and simply wrapped in a plain shroud. (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images)

Periódico SUPREMO. –  Una comisión que investiga en Irlanda las casa hogar dirigidas por órdenes católicas informó el descubrimiento de una gran cantidad de esqueletos humanos en cámaras subterráneas de un centro de monjas en la localidad de Tuam.

La llamada “Comisión sobre Madres y Bebés” se declaró “conmocionada” por el hallazgo de “un gran número de restos humanos” en, al menos, 17 de las veinte cámaras subterráneas excavadas por los expertos forenses en las últimas semanas.

Asimismo, en 2013, otra investigación oficial reveló el comportamiento de las monjas católicas en las llamadas “Lavanderías de la Magdalena”, donde entre 1922 y 1996 miles de internas trabajaron en un régimen de semiesclavitud y abusos

Entre los motivos que llevaban a la reclusión de las mujeres, el informe citó “abusos familiares” y “actitudes inmorales”, las cuales implicaban en ocasiones embarazos fuera del matrimonio.

Algunas de esas mujeres, consideradas “inmorales” por la sociedad de la época, acabaron en casas de acogida como la regentada entre 1926 y 1961 por las Hermanas del Buen Socorro en Tuam, en el condado irlandés de Galway (Irlanda).

Fuente: Excelsior

Deja un comentario

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *