A Catholic Priest, Father Stephen Crossan has been caught on film snorting a line of cocaine at a party in his house on church grounds.
Catholic priest caught snorting cocaine [Video]
In the footage he is heard saying 'I shouldn't' before snorting the white powder off a plate while talking to a friend.
37-year-old Crossan is said to have sniffed the class A drug through a £10 note at the end of a night of drinking beers and whiskey.
When interviewed by The Sun newspaper, he said, 'It was just the one night and that was it. I do not have an issue with drugs.'
In the video, Nazi memorabilia can also be seen. The memorabilia included flags, hats and an eagle with a swastika on a plinth on Father Crossan's mantelpiece.
A source told The Sun that 'It's shocking. He's supposed to be an upstanding member of society. He shouldn't be taking drugs.'
Father Crossan, who lives on the grounds of St Patrick's Church in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, denied being a Nazi and said the memorabilia was there because he collects 'historical stuff'.
He said he had depression and was on sick leave when the footage was taken. Father Crossan said he had left the church but was being backed by the parish, while a spokesman for his bishop said the priest would be supported through his issues.
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