News archive 2006

Statement from the Diocese of Elphin

PRESS RELEASE

2 JULY 2006

STATEMENT FROM THE DIOCESE OF ELPHIN

Embargoed until 1pm Sunday July 2nd 2006

Bishop Jones attended this morning at a Parish where the Parish Priest
resumed ministry having stood aside in February 2006.

On the 5th of February 2006, Bishop Jones announced to Parishioners that their Parish
Priest had agreed to step aside from active ministry pending the outcome of an
investigation into an allegation, which had been received relating to the late 1970’s.

The Canonical Investigation is now complete. It has concluded that the allegation was
not substantiated. Therefore, no taint or suspicion attaches in any way to the Priest.
He enjoys the complete confidence of the Bishop as he re-affirms him in full and ongoing
ministry in the Diocese.

Ends
2 July 2006

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