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It was, perhaps, one of the most bizarre property disputes in a country with more than its fair share of such legal arguments; a Catholic priest suing his former Franciscan friar lover for the rights to a cottage.


For Fr Gabriel Rosbotham, who stands to lose everything including his position as a curate in the Church, it was a legal action about which he had no regrets.

Yesterday a judge ruled that he was entitled to a 27pc share of Rose Cottage, a renovated bungalow with a conservatory in the foothills of Donegal's Bluestack Mountains.

His former lover, ex-Franciscan Hugo Crawford, had shared the house with Fr Gabriel on and off between 1994 and 2002.

But he was no longer willing to give him a financial share of it; and opposed this through a 10-year legal battle in the courts.

"I am pleased with the result," said Fr Gabriel as he left the court.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/i-am-who-i-am-says-gay-priest-in-property-row-with-his-former-lover-30673480.html
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Re: I am who I am, says gay priest in property row with his former lover
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 09:05:26 AM »
I can't even imagine what needs to happen in order to cleanse the Church of all this crap.
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Re: I am who I am, says gay priest in property row with his former lover
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 10:25:09 AM »
Starts with  'Fire' and ends in 'Balls'
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Re: I am who I am, says gay priest in property row with his former lover
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 03:40:12 PM »
Fr Gay seems certain enough of a supportive bishop. It's probably immensely silly to expect even a token upholding of the priestly office.
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