DERRY, Northern Ireland — A priest exonerated of sexual-assault charges against a teen girl will return to his parish with “great joy,” almost four years after he left public ministry and two years after his acquittal.
“It is with a sense of great joy and anticipation that I return to public ministry in my parish of Cappagh with my good name and standing in the Church fully restored,” Father Eugene Boland told the Ulster Herald March 9.
He said his exoneration was a “long and painful” journey that involved both a civil and a canonical process.
Father Boland will be reinstated as pastor at an anticipated Mass March 15 at St. Mary’s Church in Killyclogher in Northern Ireland. Father Boland...READ MORE