Sean Hagan said: “This was a despicable incident. This must have been a deeply traumatic experience and my thoughts are with the priest subjected to this ordeal.
“Given that knives were carried, the serious threat pose by the culprits was very clear.
“It is alarming that this is the third time in two and a half years that this parochial house has been robbed. I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact police urgently so that the perpetrators can be caught.”