Wauwatosa Pastor Suspended Following Police Investigation

The Wisn
March 30, 2013

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Suspension part of protocol, church leader says

MILWAUKEE —The Milwaukee Archdiocese confirmed the pastor of St. Pius X church in Wauwatosa has been removed from active ministry while police investigate an allegation against him. 

The Rev. Bob Marsicek is suspended from his duties at both the church and Wauwatosa Catholic School.

Marsicek's superior, the Rev. Joe Rodrigues, said the suspension is part of church protocol when there is an investigation.  

Rodrigues told 12 News, the police contacted Marsicek and told him to stay away from Wauwatosa Catholic School while they look into the allegation. Rodrigues said police have not released many details about the allegation or investigation, but he noted Marsicek has not been arrested and is cooperating with the police.

Wauwatosa police referred 12 News to the public information officer when we asked about the case.  He has not yet returned calls for comment.

Other priests from the area are helping cover Easter services at St. Pius X.


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