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Friday, November 17, 2006

Film about paedophile Limerick priest shortlisted for Oscar nomination

A documentary style film about a paedophile priest form Limerick has been shortlisted along with fifteen others for possible Oscar nomination.

The Independent reports that 'Deliver Us From Evil’, directed by Amy Berg shows footage of 60 year old O'Grady(left) ogling young children in Merrion Square and at a Dublin school.

More from the Independent :
O'Grady (60), from Limerick, admitted in the film he still got aroused at the sight of children and showed no remorse for abusing 25 children when he was a parish priest in California. He was deported back to Ireland after serving seven years in a Californian prison for molesting two boys.

Gardai believe that the shamed cleric has since fled the country, possibly to France, and may be en route to Canada.

The plot of the Film from the Internet Move Database :

Moving from one parish to another in Northern California during the 1970s, Father Oliver O'Grady quickly won each congregation's trust and respect. Unbeknownst to them, O'Grady was a dangerously active pedophile that Church hierarchy, aware of his predilection, had harbored for over 30 years, allowing him to abuse countless children. Juxtaposing an extended, deeply unsettling interview with O'Grady himself with the tragic stories of his victims, filmmaker Amy Berg bravely exposes the deep corruption of the Catholic Church and the troubled mind of the man they sheltered

Read a New York Post Review

That would be a great image boost for the city now wouldn't it!! *

* sarcasam

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