The catholic church is investigating allegations of a “sex party” at a cathedral in the up, while the country was under strict lockdown.
The party is believed to have taken place at Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Newcastle the bishop of Newcastle, Robert Byrne, has since resigned. The church says they are doing an in-depth report to find out what led to the resignation. The probe is part of a wider Vatican inquiry into the diocese, involving multiple cases of sexual abuse.
Byrne was made bishop in 2019, and immediately appointed father Michael McCoy as the dean of Saint Mary’s cathedral.
Mccoy committed suicide in 2021 after police opened an investigation into historic allegations of child sex abuse involving the clergyman.