Priest Placed On Leave After Sex Abuse Allegations Surface


August 30, 2019

By Eric Heyl

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has placed the Rev. Robert Cedolia on leave

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has placed a priest on administrative leave after allegations he sexually abused a minor in the 1990s while serving as pastor of Our Lady of Joy Parish in Holiday Park.

The Rev. Robert Cedolia currently is priest and administrator of the parishes of Saint Claire in Clairton, Holy Spirit in West Mifflin, Saint Thomas a Becket in Jefferson Hills and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary in Pleasant Hills.

Cedolia has denied the allegation, the first lodged against him in his 41 years as a priest.

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