LOCAL PRIEST FACES JAIL THREAT FOR SAYING MASS!

26 March 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

PATSY McARDLE

A local priest declared at the weekend he would opt for a jail term, rather than pay a fine for saying Mass! Reverend Father P J Hughes, who is parish priest of Mullahoran in neighbouring Co. Cavan, insisted he would rather go to prison than pay a €500 fine for celebrating Mass in front of dozens of his parishioners.

The priest’s disclosure came as places of worship were forced to move services online during the COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, churches were forced to move services online. Fr Hughes who was fined €500 for saying Mass in front of 40 people has insisted that he will not pay the fine and claims that he would rather go to prison. Fr Hughes faced the fined after he breached the Level 5 restrictions by celebrating Mass

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