Cardinal Rigali places 3 priests on leave, reopens abuse investigations
February 17, 2011
After a Philadelphia grand jury report asserted that as many as 37 priests who have committed abuse remain in active ministry, Cardinal Justin Rigali has announced that he is placing three priests on administrative leave. The cardinal has also hired a former assistant district attorney to reexamine the cases of all accused priests who are in active ministry. "The cardinal's strong words and recent efforts are the correct steps at this time," District Attorney Seth Williams said.
- Cardinal Rigali announces further actions in response to grand jury report (Archdiocese of Philadelphia)
- Philadelphia Catholic Diocese to re-open sex abuse cases (Reuters)