March 18, 2006

Seven priests defrocked

Melbourne Herald Sun


THE Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston said today it had defrocked seven priests accused of molesting children, as it cleans house following a 2002 scandal over paedophile priests.

The seven included Rev Monsignor Frederick Ryan, a former vice-chancellor of the archdiocese accused of abusing two teenage boys and photographing them naked about 25 years ago in his quarters at the archdiocese's chancery.
Ryan was placed on administrative leave in March 2002.

Posted by kshaw at March 18, 2006 07:06 AM