Dear Archbishop McMahon,
You will be aware by now that the apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Gugerotti, has forwarded my correspondence with him to your goodself as he says you are the appropriate person to investigate the priest’s complaint against Bishop Robert Byrne.
I have strongly advised the priest to make a formal complaint to the police and I hope you will encourage him to do the same, even if it delays your own investigation, as would be normal.
The priest has been very upset by this matter and eventually found himself able to share his suffering with fellow clergy at a deanery meeting.
A considerable number of the priests if his diocese are aware of this serious matter.
The diocesan bishop is aware of the complaint and has been, according to reports, extremely kind and gentle with the priest.
It is extremely difficult for a Catholic priest to make such a serious complaint against a Catholic bishop. It takes great courage on the part of the priest to do so.
I know that you will investigate this matter without fear or favour and get to the whole truth and see that justice is done.
+ Pat Buckley
MAYNOOTH CAROL SERVICE 2022 – FANNY’S SPECIAL GUESTS.
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