Catholic church denies paedophile priest link to fires


The Catholic church is denying links between three suspicious fires at suburban churches and paedophile priests.

Police are looking into a series of recent arson attacks including an overnight fire at the 151-year-old St Mary’s Catholic Church in Foster Street, Dandenong, about 2.30am this morning.

Other fires being investigated are at St James Catholic Church in Brighton and St Mary’s Catholic Church at St Kilda East.

Regional bishop Peter Elliott dismissed Ross Stevenson’s suggestion of links to paedophile priests.

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