Chris Moore: Club protecting monster went all the way to top
FATHER Brendan Smyth was evil. He raped and buggered children, boys and girls, who came into his life. He often chose the children of families who regarded him as a trusted friend first and foremost. And then secondly as a priest.
Sure he was great with the kids. Always chasing them, tickling them and bringing them sweets.
He took them out on excursions to the cinema, along the coast for days by the sea with fish and chips and ice-cream.