Poverty and celibacy? Puh-leeze! Father’s gotta get outta that dank-assed rectory sometimes, girlfriend!
A priest has been awarded more than a quarter share in a Co Donegal cottage he shared with his former lover.
Fr Gabriel Rosbotham took Hugh Crawford to court claiming a 50 per cent share of the property, known as Rose Cottage, at Letterbarrow outside Mountcharles…
The property is to be now divided, with Mr Crawford getting a 73 per cent share of any future sale.
The court had heard how Fr Rosbotham and Mr Crawford met in the 1980s when they were both Franciscan brothers…
The Catholic Communications Office has not commented on this court case or the relationship which led up to it. [Irish Times]