October 27, 2005

Abuse priest has 'Rev' title removed from grave


A victim of convicted child sex abuser Fr Brendan Smith has succeeded in her efforts to have the term Reverend removed from his gravestone.

A scandal surrounding the disgraced cleric was responsible for bringing down the Fianna Fáil/Labour coalition government in 1994.

'Samantha', from Co Meath, was one of Smith's victims and met with the Abbott of the order to which he was attached to have the title removed.

Posted by kshaw at October 27, 2005 10:19 AM