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26 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

 

Three Birmingham clergymen exiled before papal visit

Supporters say clergymen are being punished for seeking help over provost’s relationship with young man

Pope Benedict XVI
The controversy surrounding the exile of the three clergymen at the Birmingham Oratory casts a shadow over the Pope’s visit on 19 September. Photograph: Claudio Onorati/EPA

It is a mystery that would perplex Sister Fidelma or Father Brown – the continued exile and silence of three popular clergymen from a prestigious Catholic institution preparing for a visit from the pope.

The disappearance last May of Father Philip Cleevely, Father Dermot Fenlon and Brother Lewis Berry from the Birmingham Oratory has puzzled and angered parishioners, who want to know why the men have been dispatched to monasteries around the world, and are campaigning for their reinstatement.

It has led to accusations that they are paying the price for seeking help over the “intense but physically chaste relationship” between a young man and the head of the Oratory, Father Paul Chavasse.

Crime writer and historian Ruth Dudley Edwards, a lifelong friend of Fenlon, has taken up the cause of the “Birmingham Three” in Standpoint magazine……………………..

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