February 24, 2005

Monies 'were not paid into fund'

BBC News

No money paid by Catholic parishioners for specific purposes has been used for a fund for victims of clerical abuse, the Archbishop of Armagh has said.

Catholic Primate Sean Brady said cash donated by congregations for missions and the education of student priests was not diverted to the fund.

It follows the Bishop of Derry's regret about the "disquiet" caused by paying parishioners' money into the fund.

Dr Seamus Hegarty made the statement after parishioners' complaints.

Posted by kshaw at February 24, 2005 07:55 PM