Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy reveals grooming by paedophile priest

BBC News

March 23, 2018

A senior Sinn Féin politician has said paedophile priest Fr Malachy Finegan physically abused him and tried to sexually groom him.

Conor Murphy said the priest, who died in 2002, dragged him into an office in St Colman’s College, Newry, County Down, and beat him with a stick.

Mr Murphy told the Press Association that the priest asked him explicit questions, including if he loved him.

Fr Finegan taught in St Colman’s from 1967 to 1976.

He was also the school’s president.

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