Fr. Steven Harris

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor at St. Isaac Jogues in Wayne. Had served as chancellor for archdiocese. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/12 after Review Board determined misconduct claims were unsubstantiated. Assigned to Tribunal and Chancery. Pastor of St. Bridget’s in East Falls since 6/15; placed again on leave 12/15 due to “concerns regarding his suitability for ministry at this time,” and not due to allegations of a crime.

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