February 11, 2006

Priest airs side to cardinal


THE Cebu Archdiocese is ready to investigate a rape charge against a parish priest as part of its internal protocol, especially after the case became “much-publicized.”

But Msgr. Achilles Dakay, archdiocesan media liaison officer, admitted, “The damage has been done.”

Even if the priest is cleared of the charges, his reputation has already been tainted, and the Cebu Archdiocese has been tarnished as well, Dakay said.

He is dismayed that the priest accused of raping an 18-year-old woman was not given the same protection as the woman.

Posted by kshaw at February 11, 2006 08:34 PM