Scottish priest who escaped prosecution is laicized
Catholic World News - May 15, 2014
of minors has been laicized by the Vatican.
Father Thomas Mullen was arrested in 2011 when two men lodged accusations against him, saying that he had molested them during the 1970s. However, because of the length of time elapsed, prosecutors did not press charges. However, Archbishop Leo Cushley of Edinburgh announced that Mullin “was found guilty of certain canonical offenses” and laicized.
At the time of the alleged abuse, Mullen was serving in a parish alongside the future Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who resigned in disgrace last year after admitting to homosexual misconduct.
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Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 -
May. 15, 2014 8:23 PM ET USA
Is it ethical reporting to drag Cardinal Keith O’Brien into this story because they once lived in neighboring parishes. Long stretches like this is what I expect from the secular press, but not from a respected Catholic news organization.