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Statement by Bishop Noel Treanor on the Sentencing of Daniel Curran

Statement by Bishop Noel Treanor on the Sentencing of Daniel Curran

On behalf of the Diocese of Down and Connor, I sincerely regret and apologise for the pain and distress caused to his victims and their families by Daniel Curran, who was sentenced today. Indeed, the entire Catholic community suffers whenever trust is betrayed in this manner by any person ministering in her name.

It is my hope that the sentence handed down today will assist those affected on their journey towards healing.
I would reiterate the Diocese’s unequivocal apologies to all those who have suffered abuse by clergy and religious and give the reassurance that the safeguarding of children and young people is paramount.

ENDS

Notes to Editors:
Daniel Curran was laicised in 2008.

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