Convicted Greenbush priest has not and will not return to ministry
By Neil Carlson
Valley News Live
May 3, 2016
CROOKSTON, Minn. (Valley News Live) - The Catholic Church says, claims that Father Joseph Jeyapaul has been reinstated to the ministry in India are false.
Jeyapaul was convicted of sexual abuse at his church in Greenbush, served prison time and return to his native county of India.
Now in a letter to parishioners, after talking with the Bishop in charge of Father Jeyapaul in India, Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston says in part:
“…have been assured that he ordered that Father Jeyapaul have no ministry in parishes…. no ministry with minors. He has directed Father Jeyapaul to live in a home for retired clergy. At no time after he served his time in jail and returned to India has Father Jeyapaul been assigned to a public ministry.”