February 27, 2015
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in western Pennsylvania has been placed on leave due to sexual misconduct allegations dating back more than three decades.
The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown placed the Rev. Robert Kelly on leave Friday from his role as the pastor of Saints Peter & Paul Parish in Philipsburg.
The 66-year-old priest hasn’t been charged criminally. A spokesman for the archdiocese says the allegations involving minors were first made several years ago.
The accusations were recently re-evaluated, and the bishop decided to place Kelly on leave.
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