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'Priest got schoolgirl pregnant'

The crisis-hit Catholic Church faces TWO new scandals today.

We reveal how a Tyrone priest at the centre of a schoolgirl rape scandal was investigated by police for allegedly fathering the child of a 16-year-old in the late 1990s.

However, the girl did not want to proceed with a case against Fr Joseph Quinn, who paid another alleged victim £45,000. He has previously been cleared on sex charges and denies all wrongdoing.Today another Catholic bishop, Bishop Joseph Duffy of Clogher Diocese, also admits he put children at risk by failing to inform police about a paedophile priest.

He now accepts he should have told police back in 1989 about allegations of abuse against Enniskillen priest Fr John McCabe — SIX years before he eventually appeared in court on abuse charges.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

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