A Mayo priest has labelled a satirical skit broadcast on RTÉ branding God a rapist as 'an ignorant act of offensive material masked in the form of comedy.'

Father Richard Gibbons, the rector of Knock Shrine, hit out at the New Year's Eve countdown programme segment on Midwest Radio's Sunday Mass broadcast this morning.

The satirical take featured former RTÉ newscaster Aengus Mac Grianna delivering the bulletin on the spoof news site Waterford Whispers.

Fr Gibbons says the state broadcaster's apology was 'miserly' considering  the programme remains available on the RTÉ Player.

Fr Richard Gibbons says that assaults on Christianity are the last acceptable form of prejudice in our society.



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