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Sacked priest in row over hospital communion claim

Shamed priest Gerry Nugent caused uproar in a cancer hospital over claims he tried to give communion to patients.

The 64-year-old, who was sacked by the Catholic Church in the wake of the Angelika Kluk murder trial, visited Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasgow.

Nugent is said to have distressed patients and unsettled staff after turning up at the hospital’s Beatson Oncology Centre last Sunday.

An NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde spokeswoman said: “Father Nugent visited a patient at the Beatson Cancer Centre on Sunday and also spoke to other patients he recognised as former parishioners.

“Nugent, like any other member of the public, can visit friends in hospital but not in the capacity of a chaplain.”

• Full story at the Daily Record.

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