Catholic priest removed from Fenton church following sexual harassment allegation

Channel 25 News

October 29, 2018

By Jason Lorenz

A Catholic priest accused of sexual harassment has been removed from a Fenton church by the Catholic Diocese of Lansing.

According to the diocese, Rev. Mathew Joseph was removed from his position as parochial vicar for St. John the Evangelist Parish in Fenton due to several complaints against him.

One of those complaints included what the diocese called a “credible allegation of sexual harassment of an adult female.”

Joseph is a priest with the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in Kerala, India.

Following the complaints, he was sent back to his order in India.

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