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Ireland ‘We admire his courage’ — Clerics defend Fr Oliver O’Reilly after Sean Quinn pens letter to the Vatican

12:05  18 november  2019
12:05  18 november  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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Fr Oliver O ’ Reilly delivers a sermon condeming the attack on Kevin Lunney at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballyconnell. There was no response to a series of questions about Mr Quinn ’s letter sent to the papal nuncio’s office. A director of Quinn Industrial Holdings has said anyone with information on

Fr Oliver O ' Reilly , the parish priest of Ballyconnell, used his homily SEÁN Quinn has written to three cardinals and the Pope's representative in Ireland in protest at comments made by " Fr O ' Reilly has referred to the 'paymaster or paymasters' and 'godfather', making clear and false references to me.

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Clerics have defended Cavan priest Fr Oliver O’Reilly who spoke out following the attack on Quinn Industrial Holdings executive Kevin Lunney.

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has backed Ballyconnell parish priest Fr O’Reilly, who has been scathing in his sermons following the attacks on Quinn staff in recent years.

The ACP has praised Fr O’Reilly for his bravery, speaking out against the ‘long reign of terror’ hanging over the Cavan/Fermanagh area and calling for an end to the violence. 

Quinn executive Kevin Lunney was abducted from outside his home in Fermanagh in September and was left with a number of serious injuries following a brutal assault.

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In a letter to the church’s House of Bishops, the signatories say they are concerned Archdeacon David McClay may not be an appropriate choice due to his membership of the Gafcon (Global Anglican Future Conference) Ireland 2 Clerics defend Fr Oliver O ’ Reilly after Quinn complains to Vatican .

The Association of Catholic Priests has said it supports Ballyconnell Parish Priest Fr Oliver O ' Reilly for taking a "very brave" stance against those behind attacks on Quinn Industrial Holdings executives. Spokesperson Roy Donovan said that Fr Oliver O ' Reilly has shown a lot of courage and bravery in

Last week, Gardai arrested three people, two men — one aged in his 20s and another aged in his 40s — and one woman in her 50s in connection with the attack.

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The two men were arrested under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, while the woman was arrested was made for withholding information. They have all since been released from custody.

The ACP has backed Fr O’Reilly after one of his parishoners, businessman Sean Quinn, wrote to the Vatican to complain about one of his homilies.

A statement said: ‘The Leadership of the ACP would like to express their support for Oliver O’Reilly PP and the position he has adopted in relation to the recent attack on Mr Kevin Lunney.

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In his letter to the Vatican , Mr Quinn said he and his family were now victims of "a campaign of public vilification in our own locality on entirely false allegations". The Association of Catholic Priests said its leadership supported Fr O ' Reilly "and the position he has adopted in relation to the recent attack on

Oliver M. O ’ Reilly is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his B.E. in At Cornell, he studied under Phil Holmes and Frank Moon. After spending two years as a postdoc at the Institut für Mechanik at ETH-Zürich under Jürg

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‘We admire his courage in speaking the truth in a very difficult situation.’

In the aftermath of the attack on Mr Lunney, Fr O’Reilly said there is a ‘false narrative’ being pushed by a ‘small group of people in our midst’ about the directors of Quinn Industrial Holdings, adding that those behind it are being led by a ‘Godfather’ figure. 

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The Sunday Independent reports that Sean Quinn penned a letter to senior figures in the Vatican complaining about Fr O’Reilly’s sermons.

In the letter, Mr Quinn reportedly wrote: ‘I and my family have also been frightened and intimidated by my being falsely accused of complicity in the attack from the altar in public, by my own local priest.

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‘I write to [Papal Nuncio to Ireland] Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo and to their eminences to ask them to protect me as a member of the people of God from the misuse of the liturgy and priesthood to make false charges against me.’

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The directors of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) have met the company's American investors, under tight security at a secret location in the UK, for the first time since the attack on Kevin Lunney. Liam McCaffrey, the chief executive, Dara O'Reilly, the chief financial officer, and John McCartin, non-executive director, travelled to London for the first board meeting since the violent attack on Mr Lunney.

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