Allegations against Fr. Bradley turned over to Vatican

Allegations against Fr. Bradley turned over to Vatican

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - When Mark Lyon heard that the allegations made against Father Bradley were substantiated, he broke down. He would have never dreamed that the man he has known and respected could ever be involved in something like this.

“When all of these other allegations went on with the other priests, I would have said... Father Bradley? I would have bet everything that I have to say that this would never have happened," said Lyon.

Lyon tells 14 News that he does not want to believe it’s true. But he is not sure what to believe.

“Flipping back through my photo album, I was looking and breaking down in tears because I’m still stunned and in awe of why. Why did this happen," said Lyon.

He says his experiences with Fr. Bradley have always been positive and that is why it makes it hard for him to try and process all of this. Now that the Bishop has recommended to the Vatican that he be placed on permanent suspension, the final decision will be made in Rome. Lyon hopes that they will review it and see it differently.

{Mark Lyon, Known Fr. Bradley his whole life}

“With these allegations, I can’t say that they are false. I don’t know that. Who knows but the people that were involved? I am praying that something turns around and it doesn’t happen and he is exonerated.”

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