Another Priest with Bucks Ties Deemed "Unsuitable"
By James McGinnis
May 21, 2012
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has taken formal action against another former Bucks County priest following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Monsignor George Mazzotta was deemed unsuitable for ministry following a “substantiated allegation” of sexual abuse of a minor more than 40 years ago, according to the church in a press release Sunday.
Mazzotta, 73, served at more than a dozen parishes and schools, including a two-year stint at Saint Robert Bellarmine Church in Warrington from 1988 to 1990.
The archdiocese said it first learned of the allegations against him back in 2010 and immediately reported the claims to law enforcement.
Since then, the church has forbidden Mazzotta to minister, wear clerical garb or even present himself publicly as a priest, according to the church.
In a press release, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Mazzotta has now "agreed to accept a supervised life of prayer and penance."
The church has set up a victims assistance office for those deeply affected by cases of sexual abuse by priests. Help is available at 1-888-800-8780.
If you would like to report an allegation of sexual abuse, contact your local law enforcement agency.
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