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Bishop Resigns Over Pedophile Priest Scandal

April 02, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

One of Ireland's most popular Roman Catholic bishops announced his resignation over allegations that he had protected a pedophile priest.

Bishop Brendan Comiskey made his announcement in the capital, Dublin.

Comiskey said he confronted the Rev. Sean Fortune regularly and found him impossible to deal with.

Fortune, a priest who the church acknowledges sexually assaulted dozens of boys in the 1980s and 1990s, committed suicide in 1999 before his trial.

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