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Priest 'sorry' for sermon gaffe on evil paedo Smyth

Paedo Smyth
Paedo Smyth

A priest who caused upset in his parish when he mentioned Fr Brendan Smyth during a sermon says he regrets bringing him up at all.

The priest, from Grange in Carlingford, says he was not trying to defend Fr Smyth when he spoke about his experience of hearing of his death from a newspaper headline exclaiming ‘The Beast is Dead’.

A number of parishioners had claimed that he said prayers for the paedophile priest and said he was not a “beast”. 

But the priest has denied the allegations and said he was merely taken up wrong.

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