October 04, 2005

News in brief from Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
Penn Live

10/4/2005, 7:00 a.m. ET
The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A Roman Catholic high school changed the name of a scholarship fund endowed by a priest identified in a Philadelphia grand jury report as a child molester.

Brother Tim Ahearn, principal of West Catholic High School, said he told the 68-year-old Rev. Francis A. Giliberti that the name of the school's $100,000 Gilberti scholarship fund was troublesome since Giliberti had been one of 63 priests identified as perpetrators in the grand jury report.

He said Giliberti, who lives under supervision in a church retirement home, agreed, but pointed out that he had endowed the fund in memory of his father.

Posted by kshaw at October 4, 2005 08:37 AM