Irish kept in dark over missing priest

The head of the Irish Columban mission in the Philippines privately told fellow missionaries that he was kept in the dark by Filipino military and local clergy over issues relating to kidnapped Irish colleague Fr Michael Sinnott.

31st October, 2009

The head of the Irish Columban mission in the Philippines privately told fellow missionaries that he was kept in the dark by Filipino military and local clergy over issues relating to kidnapped Irish colleague Fr Michael Sinnott.

Fr Patrick O’Donoghue, the Filipino regional director for the Columbans, wrote a confidential memo to his fellow missionaries last Friday criticising the lack of communication coming from a special taskforce of senior Filipino government, army and Catholic diocesan...

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