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Embattled Irish bishop, missing since Cloyne report, discovered at home

Catholic World News - August 22, 2011

The former Bishop of Cloyne expressed his sorrow over clerical abuse in the Irish diocese, and promised to make a fuller statement on the issue, after he was tracked down by the Irish Independent.

Bishop John Magee, who retired under pressure last year amid reports of a continued effort to cover up abuse, was discovered by the Independent at his home in Mitchelstown. He had been unavailable to the press since the release of an official report on abuse in the Cloyne diocese. Bishop Magee denied reports that he had been living in the US in recent weeks.

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  • Posted by: - Aug. 22, 2011 11:04 PM ET USA

    Ach. How sad.

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