Wednesday 13 December 2017

He is in cyberspace, we are left in limbo

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

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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