The president of Maynooth has emphasised there is a “healthy, wholesome” atmosphere at the college despite the controversy currently engulfing the national seminary.
Monsignor Hugh Connolly was commenting following on from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s decision to pull trainee priests under his charge from St Patrick’s College due to a “an atmosphere of strange goings-on there”.
Msgr Connolly admitted that he was “worried” about the allegations that some seminarians had been listed on a gay dating app, but there was no “concrete detail” to back it up.
But he emphasised that there was a good atmosphere at the college.
“The broader atmosphere is, I think, actually quite a wholesome, healthy one because there are a lot of interplay between students of many, many disciplines, lay students and clerics, male and female, people who are engaged pastorally,” he told RTÉ’s ‘Drivetime’.
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