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Priest takes leave of absence for accidentally showing gay porn

By Andrew Jones
Sunday, April 29, 2012 15:18 EDT
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Northern Irish priest Martin McVeigh. Screenshot via Youtube.
 
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Martin McVeigh, the Northern Irish priest who accidentally displayed pictures of pornography on his memory stick to a group of parents, has taken a sabbatical from priesthood.

According to CNN, McVeigh asked his parish for a leave of absence after last month’s incident in Pomeroy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. McVeigh released a statement Sunday, describing that he destroyed the memory stick.

“After the images were inadvertently shown, I immediately removed the memory stick from the laptop,” McVeigh said. “In my shock and upset and in my concern to ensure that the images would never be shown again, I destroyed it later that evening.”

“In the hope of bringing resolution and healing to the division and pain within the parish, I have taken the decision to ask Cardinal Brady to allow me to leave the parish of Pomeroy and to take sabbatical leave. The memory of this awful episode will remain with me for the rest of my life.”

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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