Cardinal Sean Brady to step down as Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh

Cardinal Sean Brady is set to step down as Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh. Crucifix He’s confirmed in a statement that he has tendered his resignation to Pope Francis ahead of his 75th Birthday, in accordance with Canon Law. Cardinal Brady has faced criticism over a secret inquiry in the 1970s into abuse allegations against notorious paedophile Fr Brendan Smyth. At the time, one abuse survivor Brendan Boland gave the names of other potential victims to 3 priests including Sean Brady and was sworn to secrecy: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/26858/medium/”]

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