Priest removed after 'concerns'
A PRIEST in the Diocese of Ferns is no longer ministering after alleged concerns were raised about him.
The Institute of the Incarnate Word, founded in Argentina in 1984, informed the Wexford diocese about three weeks ago that Fr Ignacio Mikalonis was no longer available for ministry.
The diocese said the Institute "made it known that there were concerns in his (Fr Mikalonis') regard, which remain undetermined".
However, the diocese declined to give further information on the nature of the concerns.
Attempts by the Irish Independent to contact the institute yesterday proved unsuccessful.
Fr Mikalonis had been assigned to the Curacy of Kilmyshall in the parish of Bunclody, Co Wexford.