Protesters Opposed Priest

Northern News

November 21, 2008

A group of protesters gathered in front of St. Paul's University yesterday to alert the public that a Quebec priest who molested an eight-year-old girl on a 2004 church camping trip is studying law there.

Father Philippe de Maupeou, who pleaded guilty in 2007 and served a six-month conditional sentence, is studying canon law on a three-year, $60,000 scholarship at the Main St. religious university. Protesters argued de Maupeou shouldn't even be a priest any more.

"This priest needs to be let go, and that's what we're here to tell people about," protester Carlo Tarini said.

"This money is coming from the pockets of the people who go to church and we feel that this is a major affront to all parishioners everywhere."


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