January 18, 2006

UK parish to welcome Casey back

Galway Independent

Former Bishop of Galway Dr Eamon Casey is welcome to return to his UK diocese, following reports that he has been cleared of abuse allegations.

Dr Casey stood aside from his ministry in the diocese of Arundel and Brighton last December, where he has served for the past six years, following allegations of abuse by a middle-aged woman.

The abuse was alleged to have taken place when the woman was a young girl in Limerick. Limerick Gardaí refused to comment on the allegations.

However, reports in the national media yesterday (Tuesday) indicated that Dr Casey was to be cleared of the allegations. It is understood that Gardaí consider there to be no substance to the claims that were levelled by the woman said to be known to Dr Casey.

Speaking to the Galway Independent yesterday, Bishop of the Arundul and Brighton, Dr Kieran Conry said that, while he has not received any confirmation of Dr Casey’s clearance, Dr Casey’s parishioners would be happy to have him back.

Posted by kshaw at January 18, 2006 11:52 AM