Updated: 07/03/17 : 05:05:08
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CCTV cameras Installed in popular local Church

THERE HAS only been one 'presence' in most Irish Catholic Churches over the centuries.

Now, however 'Mammon' will have a 24 hours presence in the Friary at High Street.

Said its weekend bulletin: ''As it is a legal requirement we wish to inform you that CCTV cameras have been installed in the Church.''

No particular reason has been stated but the Sligo town facility has been modernised by its outgoing Prior, Fr Joe Bulman.

Successor Named

It had been announced some time he would be leaving Sligo and his successor was named at the weekend.

He is Fr Augustine Champion, Massgoers were told at the weekend.

The Friars, who recently marked their 800th worldwide anniversary, have been in Sligo continuously since the mid 13th century.

Their bases included the Abbey, Pound Street, the original site at Holy Cross, the temporary site at Market Yard and the 1973 'rebuild' near its Holy Cross site in High Street.