Reverend Robert Fitzpatrick

Canonical Consultation

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Jennifer Haselberger

Priests in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis received the following notice this afternoon from Archbishop Hebda.

Statement Regarding Rev. Robert Fitzpartrick from Archbishop Bernard Hebda

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has received a credible allegation that the Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick, pastor at Corpus Christi parish and St. Rose of Lima parish and school in Roseville, seually abused a minor in the 1980s.

A “credible allegation” is one that is “not manifestly false or frivolous.” It is neither a presumption nor a determination of guilt. The Archdiocese has notifed law enforcement. During the investigation, Father Fitzpatrick will be on a leave of absence and will not exercise priestly ministry.

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