German priest removed from ministry in DC following allegation
Catholic World News - April 21, 2010
A German priest who has ministered in the Archdiocese of Washington since 2004 has been removed from ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of teenage girls came to light.
Father Michael Schapfel, who is associated with the Schoenstatt Movement, allegedly abused the young women in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The movement, which became aware of alleged abuse as early as 2004, recently reported the allegations to the Diocese of Mainz.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($25,337 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!