January 18, 2006

Priest (73) vanishes as parishioner has his baby

Irish Independent

Brian McDonald

A PRIEST in his 70s has disappeared from a west of Ireland diocese after his parishioners discovered he had fathered a child with a young woman, less than half his age.

The current whereabouts of curate Fr Maurice (Mossy) Dillane (73) are unknown. He is thought to have left the diocese of Clonfert in recent weeks to live with a relative in the south of the country.

News of Fr Dillane's relationship with the woman in her early 30s has shocked people living in the parish of Woodford-Looscaun in east Galway.

Posted by kshaw at January 18, 2006 08:18 AM