Well-wishers flock to Fr Brian’s Mass as he makes light of ‘terrible weekend’

Irish Independent

By Greg Harkin

Monday April 30 2012

HUNDREDS of people travelled from all over Ireland yesterday to show their support for Father Brian D’Arcy as the cleric admitted to initially thinking he would have to leave the priesthood.

More than 1,000 people attended midday Mass at the Passionist Monastery near Enniskillen and heard the priest apologise to them for the furore over the Vatican move to censor his views.

Fr D’Arcy got a standing ovation from the congregation in St Gabriel’s Chapel as he managed to make light of the controversy.

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