San Fernando Diocese Cooperating with Probe on Priest Accused of Sex Abuse

By Leslie Aquino
Manila Bulletin
July 2, 2019

The Archdiocese of San Fernando in Pampanga said it was cooperating with officials investigating the case of Father Daniel Baul, who has been accused of sexual abuse.

Pampanga Archbishop Florencio Lavarias said they would exert all efforts “so that truth and justice may be served for both parties”.

He also revealed that the concerned priest has already been relieved from his assignment as a matter of “protocol”.

“As a matter of protocol, the accused, though innocent until proven guilty, has been relieved from his assignment,” Lavarias said in a CBCP News post.

He also said that “pastoral care” was being extended to the alleged victim, while the archdiocese is conducting its own investigation.

Earlier, a 17-year-old girl accused Baul of abuse that happened at a church-based center for women and children in Pampanga.

A formal complaint was made by the alleged victim to the authorities which resulted in the issuance of a warrant of arrest.








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