March 21, 2005

Albuquerque Priest On Leave Amid Sex Abuse Allegations


UPDATED: 12:03 pm MST March 21, 2005

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Archdiocese of Santa Fe has placed an Albuquerque priest on paid leave while it investigates an allegation of sexual abuse against him.

The archdiocese said the Rev. Ronald Bruckner would remain on leave until the situation is resolved.

The archdiocese said Bruckner would not exercise any public ministry while on leave.

Bruckner is pastor of Our Lady of the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church in Albuquerque.

The archdiocese said it is following its policy on sexual abuse.

Posted by kshaw at March 21, 2005 07:58 PM