Catholic Priest on Leave Following Misconduct Allegations

Associated Press, carried in KPAX
September 21, 2007

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Catholic priest in Mountain Home has been placed on leave and church officials are telling parishioners to contact the diocese if they are aware of anyone who was abused by clergy, diocesan employees or volunteers.

Roman Catholic Diocese officials in Boise say Raul Covarrubias was put on leave September 14th.

Covarrubias has been pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish since 1992.

In a statement, Bishop Michael P. Driscoll asked parishioners to keep in your prayers Father Raul, the person who made the claim, and all victims of abuse and violence.


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