Tuam babies just a hoax, says priest

By Justine Mccarthy
Sunday Times
July 14, 2019

Funeral boxes are placed together at a procession in remembrance of the bodies of infants discovered in a septic tank at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home

A Catholic priest has said he does not believe babies were buried in sewage chambers at a Tuam mother and baby home run by nuns, even though a state inquiry has ordered an excavation to verify the existence of a mass grave.

“From the word go, I didn’t believe the story,” said Gerry Young, a curate in Greystones, Co Wicklow.

“I happened to have done a bit of study on how the church buried people. As soon as I heard this story about all these little bodies wrapped up on shelves, I thought, ‘Catacombs.’ We’ve always kept the dead with us.”

In a conversation live-streamed on YouTube with unsuccessful European election candidate Gemma O’Doherty, Young said: “There’s a whole generation of elitists in our country…



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