Archbishop Diarmuid Martin not sending trainee priests to Maynooth after scandal

Dublin Live

1 AUG 2016


Three students will instead be sent to the Irish college in Rome

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin will be sending trainee priests to study at the National Seminary in Maynooth this Autumn.

Instead, three students will be sent to the Irish college in Rome, reports the Irish Independent.

The decision comes after it was reported that some seminarians have, until recently, been using the gay dating app Grindr.

The Archbishop has denied that his decision is linked to the scandal, stating “I have my own reasons for doing this”.

But he added that he had made his decision “some months ago”.

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