All these years later it doesn't seem legitimate but at the time the province was in a very dark place with the threat of civil war very real.
There is no surprise in this revelation, just official confirmation of what was known by many for a long time.
The Catholic Church are the ones with the real problem, hiding paedophiles and terrorist priests, who knows what else. They could have moved him to the far south of Ireland but chose to keep him in a parish not far from Derry after moving him from Northern Ireland. Speaks volumes about the mindset.