DUBLIN (AFP) - A second Irish bishop said he had offered his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday over a clerical child sex abuse scandal in Ireland. I have today offered my resignation as bishop of Kildare and Leighlin to the holy father, James Moriarty said in a statement. A damning report last month by judge Yvonne Murphy on the Dublin archdiocese - the countrys biggest - found that Roman Catholic authorities in the Irish capital concealed rapes and attacks on children for three decades. Moriarty served as an auxiliary bishop in the Dublin archdiocese from 1991 to 2002. With the benefit of hindsight, I accept that, from the time I became an auxiliary bishop, I should have challenged the prevailing culture, he said. Earlier this month the Pope accepted the resignation of Donal Murray, bishop of Limerick. He had been an auxiliary bishop in Dublin from 1982 to 1996. The Murphy Report found that church leaders in Dublin did not report abuse to police as part of a culture of secrecy and a determination to avoid damaging the reputation of the Catholic Church. While the Murphy Report does not criticise me directly, I feel it is important to state that I fully accept the overall conclusion of the commission - that the attempts by Church authorities to 'protect the Church and to 'avoid scandal had the most dreadful consequences for children and were deeply wrong, Moriarty said. I know that any action now on my part does not take away the suffering that people have endured. I again apologise to all the survivors and their families. Pressure remains on other prelates to go over the scandal that has rocked mainly Catholic Ireland. The other bishops are Martin Drennan, an auxiliary bishop in Dublin from 1997 to 2005 who is now Bishop of Galway in western Ireland, and Ray Field and Eamonn Walsh who are still auxiliary bishops in Dublin.