5 Priests Booted From Ministry

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In an investigation of 17 Roman Catholic priests, five were deemed unsuitable to stay in the Philadelphia ministry because of sexual-abuse allegations. The inquiry comes during the trial for a former top aide at the archdiocese, who allegedly mishandled and discredited 12 years of abuse complaints in the area. The grand-jury investigation that led to the trial also claimed there were dozens of abusive priests still employed by the church. In response, the archdiocese hired a former child-sex-crimes prosecutor to reopen all the former allegations against current priests.