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Monday, January 23, 2006

Roman Priest Suspended

The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has confirmed that a priest has been suspended over claims of an "inappropriate relationship" with a woman.

Father Roddy MacNeil, 46 left his church, Our Lady Star of the Sea on the Hebridean island of Barra, last month. His congregation was told initially that he had "taken time to reflect on the future of his priestly vocation".

Yesterday (Sunday) a newspaper reported that a woman was expecting the priest's child in June.

A spokesman for the Roman Catholic Church said: "Father McNeil had a meeting with the bishop. They discussed allegations that Father McNeill was having an inappropriate relationship with a woman, and concerns were raised about lack of commitment to his parish. Father McNeil was suspended and told to return for a further meeting at the end of this month."

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