Bishop apologises over paedophile priest

BBC News

The Bishop of Down and Connor has apologised to the victims of a paedophile priest who has been jailed for four years for sexually abusing two young boys.

Bishop Noel Treanor said that he regretted “the pain and distress” caused by Daniel Curran, 61, of Bryansford Road, Newcastle.

Downpatrick Crown Court heard the offences took place between 1989 and 1994 at Curran’s family holiday home near Tyrella, County Down.

It was the fourth time he had been charged with child abuse.

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