Support for priest who posted pictures on gay dating website – The Irish News

THERE has been support for a well-known Catholic priest after it emerged he had posted pictures of himself on a gay dating website.Fr Rory Coyle, who is also a member of Armagh GAA’s management committee, has been absent from clerical duties since March when he asked for some time off to reflect on his future.

The 35-year-old priest, originally from Drogheda, has been a curate in Armagh for the last six years.

In 2010 he was master of ceremonies during the funeral Mass of Cardinal Cahal Daly.

He is also on the board of governors of St Malachy’s Primary School and is chaplain for St Catherine’s College in Armagh.

Fr Coyle posted a series of comments and pictures of himself on the gay dating website ‘Grindr’ earlier this year, including his own mobile phone number.

He did not say that he is a member of the clergy, describing himself as a lecturer.

There is no suggestion of any illegal behaviour.

Source: The Irish News

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