Priests face Vatican dismissal following ecumenical Mass

Three Augustinian priests who concelebrated Mass with a Church of Ireland clergyman on Easter Sunday could be dismissed from the priesthood by the Vatican.

22nd April, 2006

Three Augustinian priests who concelebrated Mass with a Church of Ireland clergyman on Easter Sunday could be dismissed from the priesthood by the Vatican.

Fr Iggy O’Donovan, Fr Noel Hession and Fr Richard Goode, prior of St Augustine’s in Drogheda, invited Rev Michael Graham, the rector of St Peter’s, Drogheda, to join them for the Mass.

The Catholic Church does not recognise the validity of Anglican orders and regards...

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