By David Young
Sunday January 01 2012
A priest wrongly accused of sexual abuse has returned to full ministry.
Father Sean Cahill voluntarily stood down from duties at St Malachy’s church in Castlewellan after the claim was made against him in early 2010.
In August last year it emerged that no charges would be brought against the priest.
Bishop of Down and Connor Noel Treanor welcomed Fr Cahill back to ministry at St Malachy’s at this morning’s mass.
Bishop Treanor said the unfounded allegation had had a devastating impact but stressed the priest returned with his character unblemished.
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