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Sinead Moriarty: 'The unforgettable kindness of Fr Tony Coote who truly walked the walk'

 

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Father Tony Coote, who was the parish priest of Mt Merrion and Kilmacud parishes in Dublin, has died at the age of only 55 from motor neurone disease. Stock image

Father Tony Coote, who was the parish priest of Mt Merrion and Kilmacud parishes in Dublin, has died at the age of only 55 from motor neurone disease. Stock image

Father Tony Coote, who was the parish priest of Mt Merrion and Kilmacud parishes in Dublin, has died at the age of only 55 from motor neurone disease. Stock image

Father Tony Coote, who was the parish priest of Mt Merrion and Kilmacud parishes in Dublin, has died at the age of only 55 from motor neurone disease.

I had the pleasure and privilege of knowing him. With all the awful controversy and revelations about the Catholic Church in recent years, Fr Tony stood out as a beacon of goodness. A truly Christian man. A man who didn't just talk the talk, but walked the walk.


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