PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has appointed a former prosecutor as the new chair of its 12-member board that investigates allegations of sexual abuse and other complaints involving priests.
The archdiocese announced Wednesday it was appointing former Philadelphia prosecutor Robert Spinelli as the new chair of the Archdiocesan Review Board. Former First Assistant District Attorney Arnold Gordon will be the new vice chair. Both have been on the board since June 2011.
Ana Maria Catanzaro and the Rev. Thomas Owens recently completed their terms of service on the board.
Two new members are also being named to fill the seats they vacated.
Those new members are Christine Campbell, a trauma program manager at Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and the Rev. Stephen Leva, pastor of Saint Timothy Parish in Philadelphia.
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