Roseville Pastor on Leave Following 'Credible' Sexual Abuse Allegations

By Cassie Hart
August 27, 2015

New sexual abuse allegation have surface against another member of the Catholic Church.

According to a statement from Archbishop Bernard Hebda on Thursday, the diocese has received “a credible allegation that the Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick, pastor at Corpus Christi parish and St. Rose of Lima parish and school in Roseville, sexually abused a minor in the 1980s.”

The Archdiocese has notified law enforcement.

During the investigation, Fr. Fitzpatrick will be on a leave of absence and will not exercise priestly ministry, the statement said.

Messages left for Fitzpatrick by the Associated Press were not immediately returned.

Fitzpatrick was ordained in 1973.


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