John Cooney: The secret scandal-hit Magee will take to grave
Published 27/03/2010 | 05:00
ON February 17, 1987, Pope John Paul II announced he was appointing the Master of Pontifical Ceremonies Fr John Magee to the vacant bishopric of Cloyne in Co Cork.
But the story of why the most handsome man in the Vatican became the Bishop of Cloyne has never been told before today.
For the first time, the high drama of ecclesiastical intrigue and ruthless church politics that has been kept under the wraps of pontifical secrecy can now be unveiled.