Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Rockville Centre Bishop Release Report on 17 Priests

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (AP) _ Eight priests were defrocked and nine permanently suspended from the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island, according a report on the status of sex abuse cases that involve 23 priests.

Diocese Bishop William F. Murphy reported in a three-page letter given to parishioners and priests there that the 17 priests were disciplined, three others await canonical trials, two more have been cleared and proceedings against another have been deferred.

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