Saturday, October 23, 2010

2 priests removed

2 Pa. priests removed over sex abuse allegations
The Associated Press
Updated: 09/27/2010 07:03:10 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa.—Two eastern Pennsylvania priests have been removed from public ministry after church officials received credible sex abuse allegations against them.
The Allentown diocese removed 54-year-old Monsignor Bernard Flanagan and 74-year-old Father Andrew Ulincy from public ministry last week. The diocese announced the removals over the weekend.

The diocese says Flanagan has been accused of abusing a minor about 25 years ago at Reading Central Catholic High School. The diocese did not release any information about Ulincy's accuser, but says the allegations had nothing to do with the parish.

Phone calls to the diocese early Monday to reach the priests were not immediately returned.

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