Former priest marries young mother just months after quitting the church
Sligo parishioners welcome Kennedy wedding news
A County Sligo priest has wed his girlfriend just eight months after he left the church.
Ian Kennedy and girlfriend Maria Cunningham were married last week according to newspaper reports.
The Sligo Champion stated that Cunningham gave birth to a baby boy just weeks before Kennedy quit the Church.
The Irish Sun reports that the family are now living in the village of Ballinacarrow near Sligo town.
The 42-year-old priest took to the pulpit in Ballinafad church last January to tell parishioners he was leaving the priesthood for personal reasons.
At the time he said he was starting a new chapter in his life.
Locals have welcomed his marriage and wished the happy couple all the best.
One former parishioner told the Irish Sun: “They deserve every happiness. They are lovely people.
“People knew of his close friendship with Maria and wondered if that is why he left the priesthood.
“Maria is over the moon at becoming Mrs Kennedy. They made no secret of their friendship.”
When he quit the priesthood, Kennedy told local newspaper the Sligo Champion he had left of his own ‘free will and choice’.
- An open letter in strong defence of capitalism.
- Sarah Palin is saving Christmas
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- Gay teacher fired from Catholic school after...
- Virginia governor slammed by doctor over...
- Irish drugs mule to escape full trial and...
- Top Christmas Irish ads that will be bring...
- Families as well as Catholic Church and governm
- Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Isra
- Nelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning.
So you're not just an anti-American bigot but a racist too. How touching. And then you run around pointing fingers at others for being "haters.&qNelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks
Not sure what you're point is, WK.Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Curitiba, You state "The aforementioned countries are British countries in terms of common ancestry and culture and political boundaries betweenRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
I would to see a breakdown of the figures alleging racism. This breakdown should include a division between black on white racism and white on black