THE CATHOLIC order St. John of God has lost support from charity Misean Cara due to reported abuse carried out by a Christian Brother.
Brother Aidan Clohessy of the order St. John of God has been accused of child abuse since 1985, by at least three pupils of St. Augustine's school where he was formerly a principal.
According to The Irish Times, Misean Cara, a charity funded by Irish Aid, have withdrawn their funds for the St. John of God's projects in Malawi.
In a statement, Misea Cara said of the allegations: "As a result, any funding we have provided to SJOG in respect of this project has now been suspended... We will be carrying out an audit of compliance by St John of God with their contractual undertaking to Misean Cara regarding child safeguarding."
Misean Cara said they were "concerned about the issues raised" and they had requested "a number of clarifications from St John of God" regarding the truth to the allegations.
The charity has given the order more than 2 million euro since 2009 to facilitate the development of mental health services in Malawi among other projects.