Mass grave of children in Ireland

Bodies of about 800 children have been found

London: The bodies of about 800 children have been found in a mass grave in Ireland, reports said on Thursday.

The grave was found at a former home for unmarried mothers that was run by nuns, CNN reported.
The children whose remains have apparently been found in Tuam, in County Galway, were believed to have died between 1925 and 1961.

The Irish Mail cited the efforts of local historian Catherine Corless to research the burial sites of 796 children listed as having died at the home, which was run by the Sisters of Bon Secours.

According to the newspaper, Ms Corless believes their remains are all buried in the unmarked mass grave next to the place where the home once stood. Local children stumbled upon the grave in the 1970s.

The finding has sparked calls for an investigation and renewed questions about the treatment of unmarried mothers and their children by the Catholic Church.

( Source : agencies )
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