PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has reinstated a priest placed on leave after a February 2011 grand jury report into child sexual abuse.
The diocese said Monday that Archbishop Charles Chaput decided the Rev. Joseph DiGregorio is suitable for ministry.READ MORE: 'A Game Changer': CDC Recommends Johnson & Johnson's 1-Dose COVID Vaccine, Paving Way For Distribution To Begin
Church officials say an investigation found the 72-year-old DiGregorio violated The Standards of Ministerial Behaviors and Boundaries more than 40 years ago, but they did not say how.READ MORE: Irv Cross, Former Eagles Star DB And Pioneer Black Analyst, Dies At 81
They say there’s compelling evidence that makes him suitable for ministry and that there’s no evidence he poses a danger to children. He had been suspended after the grand jury report, but later said in a radio interview the allegations against him were “a lie.”
Officials say there are nine administrative leave cases remaining, but details of those are not being announced Monday.MORE NEWS: COVID In Philadelphia: City Easing More Restrictions Monday On Road To Recovery
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