Priest will be buried at abbey

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Father Brendan Smyth, the disgraced paedophile catholic priest who died last week, is to be buried at the Irish headquarters of his Norbertine order of the priesthood.

Smyth, 69, who was jailed on both sides of the border for sex-abuse crimes against children in his care over a 35-year period, collapsed with a heart attack in the Curragh jail, Co Kildare, while taking exercise on Friday. A plot for his burial has been chosen in the grounds of the Norbertine's base at Kilnacrott Abbey, near Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan.