Dublin's catholic archdiocese confirmed on Wednesday that auxiliary bishops Eamonn Walsh and Ray Field tenders for resignation, which were submitted to Pope Benedict XVI on Christmas Eve 2009, were turned down. A Report (The Murphy Report) by Commission of Investigation into the handling by Church and State authorities of allegations and suspicions of child abuse against clerics of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, was critical of how the aforementioned auxiliary bishops handled complaints made to the church. Both auxiliary bishops rejected initial calls for their resignations, however, mounting pressure from survivors, the public as well as the continuous media coverage forced them to change their decisions. Two other bishops named in the Murphy Report â Bishop Donal Murray and Bishop Jim Moriarty had their offers of resignation accepted by the Vatican. A fifth bishop named in the report, Bishop Martin Drennan of Galway, has continued to resist calls for his resignation. The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, would not be commenting on the Vaticanâs decision to not accept the resignations, said a spokeswoman for the Archbishop. It is believed that Senior Vatican figures are worried about the possible âdomino effectâ that could occur from this current set of tendered resignations and this may have influenced the pontiffâs decision. Pope refuses to accept resignation of two Irish bishops | Epoch Times I'd be more worried about the pizzed off parishioner effect if I were them.