Wednesday 7 December 2016

How church's black secrets ruined lives

Published 26/06/2015 | 02:30

Notorious paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth ia led from court, pictured in 1997
(NPA/Independent Collection)
Notorious paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth ia led from court, pictured in 1997 (NPA/Independent Collection)

A 14-year-old boy is hideously abused and degraded at the hands of a predatory paedophile who also happens to be a priest.

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The boy has no comprehension of why he should have been so vilely and cruelly violated at the hands of somebody in a position of strength and authority.

When finally he has a chance to get some answers, he finds instead that he is the one facing the inquisition.

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