Orleans Catholic Church Rev. Patrick Wattigny removed ministry because of child sex abuse admission


October 1, 2020

By Chris Finch

Two investigations ongoing with local priests

The Archdiocese of New Orleans announced Thursday that two priests have been removed from its ministry active immediately.

Reverend Patrick Wattigny disclosed today his sexual abuse of a minor in 2013. His name will be added to the list of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Clergy Abuse Report. Law enforcement has been notified, according to the Catholic Church.

Date of Birth: September 9, 1967
Ordination: June 4, 1994
Time of Abuse: 2013
Abuse Reported: October 1, 2020

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