Priest re­turned to min­istry placed on leave af­ter al­le­ga­tion

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PHILADEL­PHIA >> Catholic au­thor­i­ties in Philadel­phia say a priest for­merly re­turned to min­istry fol­low­ing an al­le­ga­tion of sex­ual abuse of mi­nors has been placed on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave fol­low­ing a new al­le­ga­tion of abuse decades ago.

The arch­dio­cese of Philadel­phia also said the priestly fac­ul­ties of 73-year-old Rev­erend Mon­signor Joseph Lo­grip have been re­stricted fol­low­ing an al­le­ga­tion that he sex­u­ally abused a mi­nor in the early 1980s.

Lo­grip had been sus­pended af­ter the re­lease of the 2011 grand jury re­port into child sex­ual abuse but in 2014 was de­clared suit­able for min­istry, with of­fi­cials cit­ing “un­sub­stan­ti­ated al­le­ga­tions”

A per­son an­swer­ing the phone at a num­ber listed in Lo­grip’s name de­clined com­ment Sun­day.

Of­fi­cials said two other priests were found un­suit­able for min­istry “based on sub­stan­ti­ated al­le­ga­tions” of sex­ual abuse in the early 1980s.

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