Statement from ACP Leadership re Fr. Liam O’Brien
The Association of Catholic Priests is delighted that Fr. Liam O’Brien’s name has been cleared, and that his long nightmare is over.
We wish to sincerely thank the great work done by solicitor, Robert Dore, and our legal team, in this case.
For us in the ACP this case hightlights two matters of great concern.
1. The reality of false allegations against priests. We have known of this for some time. Priests are now an easy target, and there are a considerable number of false allegations being made against individuals.
2. The absence, in most cases including this one, of any real support from Church authorities for a priest who find himself in this terrible situation.
We wish Fr. Liam well in the future.