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Fenland priest voluntarily steps down from duties following historic child sex allegations

A Catholic priest from Fenland has stepped down from his duties after being accused of historic child sex abuse.

The accusations against Father Michael Ryan of Our Lady of Good Counsel & St Peter Catholic Church in March relate to his former ministry in Peru, South America.

A statement issued by the Right Rev Alan S Hopes, Catholic Bishop of East Anglia, explains Fr Michael took the decision to voluntarily withdraw from public ministry while the allegations are investigated by the statutory authorities including the police.

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