Bishop of Raphoe confirms Diocese cooperating with retired priest investigation

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twitter Bishop of Raphoe confirms Diocese cooperating with retired priest investigation Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebookcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous article5 day moving average of Covid-19 cases down 10%Next articleCathaoirleach of Letterkenny MD appeals for information relating to park fire News Highland Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The Bishop of Raphoe has confirmed that a retired priest of the diocese has been charged with assaulting two minors between 1972 and 1975.It is understood the 85-year-old retired priest has been released on bail after he was charged with 26 counts of indecent assault.In a statement, Bishop Alan McGuckian says the diocese has been cooperating fully with Gardai and Tusla regarding the case.He added that they are committed to assisting and supporting anyone who has been a victim of clerical abuse in seeking justice.As this is an active case, the Bishop says no further comment will be made.The statement concluded by advising anyone who wishes to report a concern, or complaint of child abuse, either current or historical to do so by contacting the Designated Liaison Person for the diocese or the statutory authorities; Tusla and Gardaí National Protective Services Bureau and in an emergency to contact Letterkenny Garda Station.Bishop Alan McGuckian took the opportunity today to encourage anyone who may be a victim of abuse within a Church setting to contact the relevant authorities:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/bishop1pm-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – April 19, 2021 last_img read more

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