February 05, 2006

Elphin priest agrees to step down after allegations

Irish Independent

Yet another priest has been asked to stand aside from his ministry while allegations against him are investigated.

In a statement, the Bishop of Elphin Dr Christopher Jones confirmed that a priest from his diocese has agreed to step down pending an inquiry.

Dr Jones says it relates to an allegation made against the clergyman about an event which happened in the late 1970s and that his co-operation doesn't connote guilt on his part.

The allegation has been made against Canon Niall Ahern, the parish priest of Ransboro and Strandhill.

Posted by kshaw at February 5, 2006 09:11 PM