Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Source: Tom Halden, Director of Communications
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, sexually 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 notified law enforcement. During the investigation, Father Fitzpatrick will be on a leave of absence and will not exercise priestly ministry.
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