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Irish politician, ousted as lector over pro-abortion stand, meets with bishop

May 24, 2016

An Irish politician has met privately with his bishop after being removed from his position as a lector because of his support for legal abortion and same-sex marriage.

Ken Curtin, a Social Democratic candidate for the Dáil (parliament), said that he was astonished to be told that he could not longer serve as a lector in the Cobh cathedral. Father John McCarthy, the rector of the cathedral, was responsible for that decision, Curtin says.

The political candidate reported a "very fruitful meeting" with Bishop William Crean of Cloyne to discuss the matter. According to Curtin, the bishop had not been aware of the decision to remove him as a lector. 

 
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