November 25, 2005

Former Montgomery Priest Found Dead In His Mobile Home


Nov 24, 2005, 10:56 PM EST

A former well known and controversial priest at Montgomery's St. Peters Catholic Church is dead.

The Archdiocese of Mobile confirms Alexander Sherlock was found dead at his Mobile home Tuesday morning.

The cause of death is not known, but the Archdiocese says Sherlock had been battling cirrhosis of the liver.

Sherlock had been a well-respected priest in Mobile and in Montgomery who often spoke out against the sex-abuse cases rocking the catholic church.

Eventually he resigned from the church admitting he sexually abused at least three minors while serving in Mobile.

Posted by kshaw at November 25, 2005 08:06 AM