First priest charged with concealing child sex crimes dies before trial

First priest charged with concealing child sex crimes dies before trial.

Strikeforce Georgiana Detective Sergeant Kristi Faber alleged the notorious paedophile priest sexually assaulted 31 boys after Father Brennan, a former principal of St Pius X, Adamstown, was first warned of the offences in 1978.

The boys included John Pirona, who committed suicide in July after leaving a letter saying he was in “too much pain” related to being a child sex victim.

Father Brennan, 74, died only six months after he was forced to retire as Toronto parish priest, and after making a statement recognising the “ongoing hurt” experienced by victims of the notorious priest who taught at the school.

In 2009,  Father Brennan was convicted of making a false statement to police in which he denied receiving any reports about the teacher/priest,  who cannot be named for legal reasons.

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Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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