The old saying that children should be seen but not heard was a dangerous one for children

By Joanne McCarthy
Updated June 20 2018 - 10:18am, first published June 19 2018 - 8:30pm
History: Archbishop Philip Wilson - the most senior Catholic clergyman in the world to be convicted of concealing a priest's child sex crimes, but not the most senior to be charged after a French Cardinal was charged in April. Picture: Darren Pateman.

IT was a 15th century clergyman named John Mirk who is credited with coining the phrase “Children should be seen but not heard”.