Green Bay Catholic Diocese Priest Removed by Vatican
July 5, 2013
The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay announced Friday the Vatican has released a priest from clerical service due to sexual abuse allegations against him.
The diocese says Jerome Koerner was accused in May last year of sexually abusing a minor in the 1960s.
Koerner denied the allegations, but the diocese says it notified authorities and began the process to remove him. It says Koerner voluntarily cooperated with the removal process.
Koerner was ordained in 1960 but hasn't served ministerly duties since December, 1972.
The diocese has not said where Koerner served as a priest.