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These Two Trainee Irish Priests Found In Bed Together And Sent Home From College In Rome

By Darragh Berry

May 11, 2018 at 7:06pm

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The Irish Times is reporting that two Irish trainee priests have been sent home from college in Rome after being found in bed together. 

They were attending an event earlier in the evening which marked a 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI.

It is being said that the pair had been drinking before the alleged incident took place.

A spokesperson for the Catholic Bishops told the publication that it was "not appropriate to comment" on the matter but it is unsure whether the two will be allowed resume their studies. 

This follows a decision made in 2016 by Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin who said that he would no longer send trainee priests to St. Patrick's College, Maynooth as there was a strange "atmosphere" at the seminary. 

"There seems to be an atmosphere of strange goings-on there, it seems like a quarrelsome place with anonymous letters being sent around.

“I don’t think this is a good place for students. However, when I informed the president of Maynooth of my decision, I did add ‘at least for the moment’.”

There was also allegations surrounding the college which suggested that some of the trainees had been using a gay dating app and a claim that two colleagues of a seminarian had been found in bed together - this was later dismissed. 

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