Priest placed on leave

We Are Central PA
January 24, 2016

A Cambria County priest has been placed on leave, following an allegation of sexual misconduct involving minors.

Officials of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown said Reverend Charles Bodziak was placed on leave from ministry. They said this is a precautionary measure while the Diocese re-examines an allegation against Father Bodziak dating back more than 30 years.

The 74 year-old has served as pastor of Saint Michael Parish in St. Michael since 2010.

Father Bodziak will not be permitted to function publicly as a priest and he will reside at a place where he has no contact with children.


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