Historical Abuse Inquiry: Fr Brendan Smyth 'could have abused hundreds of children'

June 22, 2015, BBC News

A public inquiry has been told that a paedophile priest admitted he may have sexually abused hundreds of children.

Northern Ireland's Historical Abuse Inquiry has begun an examination on the activities of Fr Brendan Smyth.

Smyth was at the centre of one of the first paedophile priest scandals to rock the Catholic church in Ireland.

The inquiry heard he told a doctor in 1994: "Over the years of religious life, it could be that I've sexually abused  . . .

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