Joint Statement from the Archdiocese of Hartford and Franciscan Friars Conventual Regarding Fr. Michael Miller

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford
May 2, 2013

Michael Millerís guilty plea to possession of child pornography, publishing an obscenity, and three counts of risk of injury to a minor comes after many months of personal deliberation, reflection and prayer. During this time, Miller has received medical treatment and undergone therapy.

Two years ago, when the Berlin Police Department contacted the Archdiocese of Hartford and Millerís Order, the Franciscan Friars Conventual, about the charges, Miller was immediately suspended from performing any priestly duties. Now that Miller has pled guilty, he will never function as a priest again.

We hope that Millerís plea will give some solace and closure to the minors he violated -- and their families. We will continue to pray for them so that they will continue to heal from this regrettable experience.

It is important to note that the Archdiocese of Hartford and the Franciscan Friars Conventual cooperated fully with authorities and are fully committed to protecting the safety and well-being of the children of God. To report abuse of any kind, contact the Victimsí Assistance Office at the Archdiocese of Hartford at: 860-541-6491.








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