Archdiocese Suspends Another Priest for Sexual Assault Allegations

Plus: Five more expulsions.

More black eyes for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Sunday the suspension of a priest who it had allowed to continue working for nearly a year after multiple accusers alleged he had sexually abused them.

It was only after “multiple, new allegations” surfaced within the last two months against the Rev. John P. Paul, formerly of Our Lady of Calvary Parish in Northeast Philadelphia, that church officials decided to place him on administrative leave last week.

While Paul was placed on leave for now, the Archdiocese also permanently removed five priests after the conclusion of an investigation spurred by the DA’s 2011 report.

[Inquirer]


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