Investigation into how abusive priest was transferred between dioceses

Investigation into how abusive priest was transferred between dioceses

09 April 2015 12:48 by Joanna Moorhead, The Tablet

The Diocese of East Anglia is to commission an independent review into the circumstances surrounding the deployment of a priest who has been jailed for three years for abusing a boy at a children’s home.

Fr Anthony McSweeney’s crimes occurred between 1979 and 1981 although he was not arrested until two years ago when he was parish priest of St George’s Church in Norwich. The 68-year-old cleric, who will now be laicised, is a one-time chaplain at Norwich City FC. 

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