Metairie deacon removed from ministry after allegation of abuse


August 3, 2020

The Archdiocese of New Orleans announced Monday that a Metairie deacon has been removed from ministry after being accused of abuse 20 years before he was ordained.

Archbishop Gregory Aymond formally removed Deacon V.M. Wheeler from ministry. He was assigned to St. Francis Xavier Parish since his ordination in 2018, according to the Archdiocese.

According to the Archdiocese, the matter has been referred to an appropriate law enforcement agency and the Archdiocese pledges its full cooperation with the investigation.

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