Priest Facing Sex Charges Suspended

Edmonton Journal
March 6, 2009

EDMONTON — A local priest charged with two sex offences has been put on administrative leave, Global TV reported Thursday.

Rev. Danylo Bodnar was charged with sexual assault and sexual interference earlier this year, the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton said in a release.

“The allegations were in no way connected to his priestly ministry, but rather to a personal relationship. Both the alleged victim and Father Bodnar have been offered and are receiving counselling for the situation,” said the release.

The church became aware of the allegations in January and Bodnar was placed on administrative leave at that time.


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