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a bit of a view

By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 05, 2003

Australian Archbishop Adrian Doyle kept a priest in ministry for five months after he admitted abusing a boy, and kept another priest on the diocesan Professional Standards Committee after the admission that he had an "inappropriate" affair with a woman. Some of the faithful are calling for Doyle to resign. His response? We all make mistakes.

"There is a bit of a view around, I think, that priests are not allowed to make mistakes or be human," Archbishop Doyle said. "There are people out there promoting my departure. But if I go, the issues would still have to be worked through. I am in as good a position as anyone to see these issues through."

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  • Posted by: - Nov. 05, 2003 10:26 PM ET USA

    Archbishop Doyle: "I am in as good a position as anyone to see these issues through." Average Joe: "I am in as good a position as anyone to see through these Archbishop Doyle issues..."

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Nov. 05, 2003 10:32 AM ET USA

    Archbishop Doyle's promotion is departing.....

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