ABOMINATION: Two More Priests Put On Shit List

ScreamingPope.jpgINQUIRER: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced today that two retired priests have been placed on administrative leave while it reviews allegations that they have engaged in inappropriate behavior with minors. The two men join 24 other priests suspended by Cardinal Justin Rigali since the Februrary 10 release of a grand jury report on predatory priests in the archdiocese. MORE

RELATED: A Philadelphia grand jury report released in February alleges that the man, identified as “Ben,” had approached church investigators in 2007 with claims of repeated fondling and abuse by a priest at St. Mark during the 1970s. “Ben” had been an altar server at the church at the time. In 2008, church investigators notified “Ben” that his allegations could not be proven. Less than a year later, “Ben,” at age 36, committed suicide, according to the grand jury report. The priest, who was named in the grand jury report, has since retired. He has never been charged with a crime. MORE

PREVIOUSLY: Archdiocese Suspends 21 Priests Pending An Investigation Into Widespread Child Abuse Allegations

RELATED: Inquirer Names The Names

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