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Calls for Bishop of Ossory to address comments made by priest at Kilkenny mass

There’s a call now on the Bishop of Ossory to address comments made about gay people by a priest at mass in the Friary in Kilkenny last weekend.

The Capuchin Order has already issued a statement saying it deeply regrets the unfortunate comments made about homosexuality in a homily delivered by Br Tom Forde.

But Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International says the Bishop now needs to address the comments and said it was up to the GardaĆ­ to investigate if the comments constituted hate speech.

A Garda spokesperson has told KCLR news that no formal complaint has been made to the GardaĆ­ in relation to the matter.