Msgr. John A. Close, who was at St. Katharine of Siena, has been restored to ministry.
Msgr. John A. Close is among the four accused priests who were restored to ministry today by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, reports Philly.com. Msgr. Close was the pastor of St. Katharine of Siena in Wayne. The newspaper says "the archdiocese said the allegations against the four had not been substantiated despite lengthy investigations." The four suspended priests were accused of sexual abuse or inappropriate conduct with a minor. Two other priests were removed from ministry.
St. Katharine of Siena's monsignor John Close was one of two dozen priests suspended last year over misconduct allegations.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput plans to meet Wednesday with hundreds of Archdiocese of Philadelphia priests, reports Philly.com. The newspaper says that the meeting is "stirring hopes that he may announce the fates of nearly two dozen clergy suspended last year over child sex-abuse or misconduct allegations." On March 7, St. Katharine of Siena pastor Msgr. John A. Close was removed from active ministry. In December, Radnor Patch looked into the suspension and provided an update. Have you been following the story of the suspended priests? What do you think about it?