January 24, 2005

Priest's appeal over abuse case

BBC News

A Catholic bishop has been asked to explain his decision to keep a priest in his parish after a sex abuse allegation.

Father Edward Kilpatrick, a parish priest in Lifford, was forced to leave in 1995 following allegations of abuse.

His name was cleared two years later and he returned to work.

Father Kilpatrick has asked why Dungiven priest Father Andy McCluskey who has admitted he was behind a sex abuse allegation was kept in post.

Father McCluskey told parishioners at weekend Masses in St Patrick's Church that he had made a mistake for which he was paying dearly.

Posted by kshaw at January 24, 2005 06:21 AM