A shepherd has come home to his flock’: Priest cleared of sexual abuse allegations returns to ministry


August 31, 2020

By Jaccii Farris


With Allentown Bishop Alfred Schlert by his side, Father Robert Potts returns to St. Ursula’s Catholic Church in Fountain Hill after being cleared of sexual abuse allegations.

During his first sermon this year, Potts spoke about his time away from the ministry.

“When you are in a situation such as mine, days go by and you wonder is there light at the end of the tunnel?”

Potts told parishioners at times he felt very alone, “but you realize that God is with you every step along the way.”

Potts continued, “a shepherd has come home to his flock.”

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