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: More Than 40 Restaurants Dishing Up Delicious Deals During Burlington County Restaurant Week
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: 'An Unbelievable Friend': Football Coach Remembers 12-Year-Old Tyler Norton, Killed In Pottstown House Fire
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: Open For Business: Bussinger Trains Uses Pandemic To Take On New Direction
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