Vatican refuses to take back priest acquitted of child sexual abuse

Vatican refuses to take back priest acquitted of child sexual abuse
Dan Duane

The Vatican has rejected an appeal by a former-priest in the diocese of Cloyne against dismissal from the priesthood over child sexual abuse.

Dan Duane from Mallow, Co Cork was defrocked in 2013, following a Canonical trial for abusing teenagers and minors, and he appealed that decision to Rome.

Mr Duane was previously acquitted of indecent assault at Cork Circuit Criminal Court on two occasions in 2011.

The Bishop of Cloyne, William Crean said he was grateful to the survivors of abuse who had the courage to tell their stories, and he again apologised to the victims of abuse.


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