Decision on Priests Expected Soon

By John W. Miller
Wall Street Journal
May 3, 2012

The Archbishop of Philadelphia met with hundreds of priests in a closed-door session Wednesday to discuss 27 suspended clerics under investigation for alleged sexual abuse or other misconduct, but didn't disclose whether some or all of the suspended priests would return to active ministry.

A spokesman for Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said a final determination about the priests in question is still expected "in the first months of 2012."

The turmoil surrounding the nation's sixth largest archdiocese, with 500 priests and 1.5








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