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Former seminary rector arrested in Virginia for abusing minor

Catholic World News - July 13, 2010

A religious-order priest who once served as a seminary rector in Africa and has taught at three Catholic colleges in the United States has been charged in Virginia with aggravated sexual battery of a minor under 13 years of age. Father Felix Owina received his Ph.D. from Duquesne University and taught at Magdalen College, Alvernia College, and Wheeling Jesuit University. Father Owina was on summer break from his teaching duties at Wheeling Jesuit University when the alleged incident occurred.

According to a biography of Father Owino that has recently removed from the Wheeling Jesuit University web site:

Felix Charles Owino, A.J. is a member of the Religious Missionary Congregation of the “Apostles of Jesus,” the first African Congregation for Africa and the world. Fr. Felix has B.A , M.Th from Apostles of Jesus – Affiliate of Urbanian University, Rome; M.A., Ph.D in Philosophy from Duquesne University. He has worked also as an administrator in Uganda – Rector of Apostles of Jesus Minor Seminary; also as Rector of the National “Shrine of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary” in Nairobi – Kenya. In United States, Fr. Felix worked in different Universities and Colleges of Higher Learning both in administrative and faculty capacities before joining Wheeling Jesuit University as Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

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