PHILADELPHIA — Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia announced today that the archdiocese had reached a partial resolution to the investigation of 26 archdiocesan priests who were placed on leave in 2011.
“The work of the special team investigating the 26 priests publicly placed on leave by Cardinal [Justin] Rigali last year is now largely done,” he said. “Eight of the 26 cases are being announced today. Most of the remainder will be announced in a matter of weeks.”
The long-awaited announcement provided welcome news for a small number of priests — three — who have been approved to return to ministry. But the fate of 17 others has yet to be determined, with some cases still under...READ MORE