Another man has come forward to say that he met Richard Purcell in a well known gay haunt.
He is willing to swear an affidavit to the effect.
The previous witnesses have been a diocesan priest and a former Maynooth seminarian.
Anyone wishing to make an affidavit will be put in touch with a notary who is willing to act “pro bono” – without charge.
Any affidavit will be reviewed by a senior barrister.
This is because these lay lawyers love the Church and want it cleaned.
The other aspect is that the maker of the affidavit can remain anonymous and only known to the notary.
This issue is not about gay people or gay sex.
Ot it about the hypocrisy of a man with solemn vows and with a senior position in the Church being a total hypocrite.
It also calls into question both the faith and the spirituality of the individual.
Such a person is totally unsuitable to guide souls.
LETTER TO ABBOT GENERAL THIS MORNING
I am very disappointed that you and your council appear to have done nothing with regard Richard Purcell.
A number of us have now engaged the services of civil and canon lawyers and intend to bring a case to the Roman authorities.
We do this regretfully and would have preferred the order to have handled it internally.
+ Pat Buckley
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