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RC bishop who fathered son dies

by Gregg Ryan, Ireland Correspondent

Posted: 17 Mar 2017 @ 12:03

THE former RC Bishop of Galway, Dr Eamonn Casey, whose admission in 1992 that he had fa­­thered a son scandalised the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, has died from Alzheimer’s disease in a nursing home in Co. Clare.

Dr Casey, who died on Tuesday, aged 89, was noted for his work as a priest among Irish emigrants in London before he became Bishop of Kerry, and was then translated to Galway.

It was there that he befriended the daughter of a friend from the United States who was ...

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