Bishop supported priest in horrific sex abuse case

Bishop Kirby of Clonfert appeared in court to support a priest who admitted committing one of the worst rapes of a young boy that the judge in the case had ever encountered.

8th September, 2012

Bishop John Kirby of Clonfert appeared in court to support a priest who admitted committing one of the worst rapes of a young boy that the judge in the case had ever encountered.

The case was heard in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in 1993. The priest, who was not named to protect the identity of the victim, pleaded guilty to five sample counts of buggery and indecent assault. The boy had been abused on...

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