CHICAGO (WLS) — According to the Chicago Archdiocese, St. Pancratius pastor and former Casa Jesus rector Father Octavio Munoz Capetillo has been removed from his ministry during a civil investigation.
Munoz served as associate director of Casa Jesus, a program that recruited Latin American men into the priesthood, from 2008 to 2009 and as director from 2009 to 2015. In July, he was transferred from Holy Name Cathedra to St. Pancratius in Brighton Park.
The Archdiocese posted a message on their website Monday saying the removal is “pending resolution of material found on a computer in his possession.” The Archdiocese says due to the nature of that material, they reported concern to civil authorities and are cooperating with their investigation.
An Archdiocese spokesperson said that they contacted the Cook County State’s Attorney after finding “sexual images and material,” but did not offer any further details. The spokesperson also said that Munoz’s transfer to St. Pancratius happened before church leaders learned of the materials in question.
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