ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has put a Roseville priest on leave after receiving what it is calling a credible allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the 1980s.
The Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick is pastor at Corpus Christi parish and St. Rose of Lima parish and school.READ MORE: 'I'm Scared For My Patients': As COVID Cases Surge, Delta Plus Variant Worries Medical Experts
Interim Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced the decision on Thursday and says police have been notified.
Hebda says Fitzpatrick will not exercise any priestly ministries while the investigation is ongoing.READ MORE: Sunisa Lee, Grace McCallum Return To Minnesota, Olympic Medals In Hand
Messages left for Fitzpatrick were not immediately returned.
Fitzpatrick was ordained in 1973.MORE NEWS: Clarifying COVID: How Can We Protect Ourselves From The Delta Variant?
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