Archdiocese Deems Five Priests Unsuitable for Ministry

This afternoon, Archbishop Charles Chaput announced that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has made decisions regarding eight of the 26 priests put on administrative leave in early 2011 after being implicated in the grand jury report on sexual abuse. Five of the 26 priests put on leave were deemed not suitable for the ministry, while three were ruled suitable. Chaput said that he reviewed each case personally and that 20 experts helped guide the Archdiocese in making the decisions. He added that he would not go into further detail on the cases out of respect for the victims because it is up to them to decided when and what people should know about what they went through.

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