RC bishop who fathered son dies
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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