February 06, 2006

Ulster priest's 'relationship' with woman

Belfast Telegraph

By Deborah McAleese

06 February 2006
THIS is the Ulster priest who resigned after confessing to a sexual relationship with a woman.

Fr Des Knowles, former parish priest of Tullylish Parish in the Dromore Diocese, has admitted having an "adult" relationship with the woman, whom he first met in the early 1970's.

The 60-year-old resigned in October amid allegations that he had abused the woman when she was a teenager. He strongly denies this claim and says that their relationship only became an "adult relationship" when she became an adult.

It is not known where Fr Knowles is currently residing.

Posted by kshaw at February 6, 2006 07:34 AM