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Priest steps aside from active ministry pending investigation into safety of child

Published 03/06/2016 | 19:26

Photo: Getty Images.
Photo: Getty Images.

A priest in Galway has stepped aside from active ministry in his parish pending an investigation into the safety of a child.

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It is understood the enquiry began following a report to garda in recent weeks.

In a statement, Galway Diocese said the priest voluntarily stood aside pending the outcome of the investigation ‘accords with diocesan policy in such matters’.

It is understood those in parish have been informed of the investigation.

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