'Dancing Priest' Neil Horan is in the news again - he's been cleared of indecency charges in London. Bizarrely, during the trial, both the defence and prosecution agreed that Horan was in a state of undress in the presence of his accuser (a 7 year old girl at the time of the alleged offence in 1991) and her mother. This report from the Times of London adds that the mother of the girl remained friendly with Horan after the event and even helped him with one of his his books 'A Glorious New World'. Incredibly, the Diocese of Southwark says: "Neil Horan's faculties to practise as a priest were formally withdrawn on health grounds." One wonders why canonical procedings seem not been brought. According to the Glasgow Daily Record
Cornelius Horan, 57, celebrated by performing a three-minute jig outside the Old Bailey in London.
Dressed in a kilt and green jacket and brandishing a bible, he said: 'This is the greatest day of my life and really and truly what saved me was this little book which I took on to Silverstone.'