The Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania Advised

Diocesan Memorandum [Cleveland]
November, 2008

The Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, has advised the Conference of its concerns regarding Fr. Gabriel Francis (Virgil Bradley) Tetherow, an incardinated priest of the Diocese who was arrested for possession of child pornography in March 2005. Fr. Tetherow's case is pending before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It has recently come to the attention of the Diocese that Fr. Tetherow is celebrating Mass for apparently schismatic group in York, Pennsylvania. Fr.Tetherow's faculties were removed and he is forbidden to engage in any public ministry. Those needing further information are asked to contact James B. Early, Chancellor of the Diocese of Scranton, at 570-207-2216.


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