21 Priests on Leave Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia has put 21 of its priests on administrative leave following allegations of sexual abuse or improper behavior with minors. This move follows a two-year investigation by a Philadelphia grand jury. "I know that for many people, their trust in the church has been shaken," said Cardinal Justin Rigali.

The names of the priests have not been released, but church officials have said that they will inform affected parishes, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, David O'Reilly has been following the story.

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David O'Reilly

Comments [1]

tina lesher from new jersey

I did not the show could get worse, but when reporting on this story, you asked the Phila Inquirer reporter to tell you the AMOUNT of priests involved.
Do you think they are weighed???
Try the NUMBER of priests...

Mar. 09 2011 11:07 AM

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