Ottawa, Canada, May 17, 2012 / 11:32 am
The Vatican has dismissed from the clerical state a Canadian bishop who pleaded guilty to the possession of child pornography.
“Raymond Lahey has accepted the Decree of Dismissal, which also requires him to pray the Liturgy of the Hours in reparation for the harm and the scandal he has caused, and for the sanctification of clergy,” the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops said May 16.
Bishop Raymond Lahey of Antigonish, Nova Scotia was arrested in 2009 after Ottawa airport workers found hundreds of images of child pornography in his possession on his return from a trip abroad.
In May 2011 he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and was immediately jailed.