Vatican Orders Trial for N-J Priest Accused of Sex Abuse

WkYT 27 News [Paterson, New Jersey AP]
January 7, 2004

Separate rulings from the Vatican involving alleged sex abuse by priests in New Jersey.

The Vatican says a 72-year-old priest accused of abusing a teen-age boy more than 40 years ago must face a church trial.

But it also says an 87-year-old priest who's also facing sex abuse allegations is too old to face a tribunal.

The two priests both serve in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson, which announced the rulings.


Any original material on these pages is copyright © 2004. Reproduce freely with attribution.