LAWFUEL – The Catholic Church is up to its armpits in trouble of one kind or another but a priest in Australia, whose foul-mouthed rant at a group of skateboarders was filmed and put on YouTube, has been sent on leave.
Monsignor Geoff Baron, dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, shouted and swore at teenagers who were skateboarding on cathedral grounds, the BBC report.
Footage of the incident, which happened last year, attracted thousands of hits on the video-sharing website.
Monsignor Baron has apologised for his sudden outburst. “It was outrageous behaviour,” he told an Australian radio station.
“I let myself down terribly badly, quite clearly, and I’ve also brought scandal and shock to other people.”