Ireland: Second cleric to sue ‘Prime Time’ on sex allegation

A second cleric is suing Irish public service broadcaster RTE for libel, after they accused him of child abuse. Former Archbishop Richard Burke claims he was named in the same Prime Time Investigates programme as Father Kevin Reynolds, whom RTÉ alleged had fathered a child while a missionary in Kenya. Burke admitted to having a sexual relationship with a woman whilst working in Nigeria, but claimed she was an adult at the time and that the relationship was consensual. ‘Mission to Prey’ claimed that the cleric had abused a minor.