Monday 23 January 2017

He is in cyberspace, we are left in limbo

Published 09/06/2002 | 00:11

The Catholic authorities seem reluctant to state what they know about Miceal Ledwith, says Colum Kenny

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THE Irish Catholic bishops let him walk away with a fat pension and his reputation intact. Now Monsignor Miceal Ledwith is out there on the Internet, being promoted as a former president of Maynooth College and as an advisor to the Vatican. He is still listed in the Irish Catholic Directory as a priest of the diocese of Ferns.

Ledwith, a brilliant theology lecturer, has denied an allegation that he sexually abused a minor at Maynooth, although he did make a private settlement with a claimant in 1995.

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