The gravestone of a senior Roman Catholic priest has been destroyed following allegations he abused a boy. Canon Dermod Fogarty, who died in 2012, is accused by Stephen Bernard in a book written by the Oxford academic.
Deirdre McCormack, the canon’s next of kin, called for the stone’s removal as she felt the epitaph to a “much-loved, wise priest” was a “blatant lie.” The Church agreed to remove the stone following a meeting with Ms McCormack and in a statement said it would replace it with a simple headstone.
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