Priest caught on video snorting cocaine in room full of Nazi memorabiliaBy Mason White 4:59 AM March 4, 2016
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A priest in Ireland, has apologized after a video emerged, showing him snorting cocaine in a room full of Nazi memorabilia.
The video that was uploaded to the Internet, shows 37-year-old Stephen Curran of St. Patrick’s Church in Banbridge, smoking a cigarette with friends with music playing in the background.
The friend then waved a rolled paper in his face and showed him cocaine on the table. Curran got up from his chair, took the rolled paper and snorted the cocaine.
The Bishop of Dromore, John McAreavey, said that he had no knowledge of the event before seeing the video. Father Curran confessed, but said that he was not using drugs or had a drug addiction.
He said that this was his first and only time, and he was depressed and had requested a leave of absence. McAreavey said that the father obtained permission for an extended leave.