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Archbishop Kenneth Richards


Archbishop Kenneth Richards of Kingston has responded to a Jamaica Observer article ‘Jamaican recounts abuse by priest, pregnancy and abortion’ of a then 17-year-old Denise Buchanan who alleges she was raped by then seminarian, Fr Paul Collier who continued to abuse her when he became a priest in her native Jamaica.

In a letter to the editor to the daily newspaper Friday, March 1, the Archbishop said that “side by side” with disclosures of wrongdoing by clergy, come false allegations, unfounded suspicion, and gossip, which can weaken effective ministry and cause irreparable personal harm.

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