BY Ian Dunn | May 17 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

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Vandals strike at Dunbar parish

Windows broken at Our Lady of the Waves where Cardinal Keith O’Brien was set to retire prior to announcement this week of his departure from UK for a several months

Vandals have smashed several windows at Our Lady of the Waves Church in Dunbar, East Lothian (above).

The attack happened overnight between Wednesday and Thursday.

The parish has been in the news recently as Cardinal Keith O’Brien had planned to retire there. However, the Vatican released a statement on Wednesday saying that the cardinal is to leave the country for a period of ‘spiritual renewal, prayer, and penance’ following his retirement as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh and his recent admissions about his conduct.

The police have launched an investigation into the vandalism at the Dunbar church, where Fr John Creanor is parish priest, and are appealing for witnesses.

“Police in East Lothian are investigating after a number of windows at the Our Lady of the Waves church in Dunbar was damaged,” a spokesman said. “The incident happened sometime overnight between Wednesday May 15 and Thursday May 16 and anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in the area is asked to contact police immediately.”

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