Diocese of Cloyne laicises priest

Friday 22 March 2013 19.28
The action comes after a canonical court upheld a number of complaints
The action comes after a canonical court upheld a number of complaints

A spokesman for the Diocese of Cloyne has confirmed that it has laicised one of its priests.

The action comes after a canon court upheld a number of complaints of sexual abuse of minors by the priest.

In a statement, a Diocesan spokesman said an official has been in personal contact with the complainants who took part in the trial to let them know the outcome.