Thursday, March 31, 2011

Admin leave for 2 more priests

http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/2-retired-priests-put-on-leave-by-Philly-diocese-1314817.php
2 retired priests put on leave by Philly diocese
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has placed two retired priests on administrative leave, bringing to 23 the number of priests suspended following a scathing grand jury report that accused church officials of protecting predator priests.

Cardinal Justin Rigali placed the unidentified priests on leave Wednesday pending an investigation.

One priest retired in 2006 and has assisted at parishes in another diocese where he lives. That diocese has been informed of the suspension. The other priest retired in 2005 and is not serving in any public ministry.

Last month a grand jury blasted the diocese in a report that charged two priests, a former priest and a Catholic school teacher. A former high-ranking church official was also accused of transferring problem priests without warning anyone at their new parishes of sex-abuse complaints.
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