Church Priest

Former priest declared “dangerous” sex offender

A defrocked Church of England priest living in Skipton has been declared a dangerous sex offender while in prison for four years. Paul Clifford Battersby, 72, was appearing before York Crown Court for evading police surveillance and for his fourth round of offenses involving indecent images of children. Prosecutor Lucy …

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USCCB Secretary General Unexpectedly Resigns After “Looming Media Reports Alleging Possible Inappropriate Behavior”

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Mgr. Jeffrey D. Burrill, secretary general of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops since November, resigned his post after the USCCB “became aware of imminent news articles alleging inappropriate behavior by Bishop Burrill”, said Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the USCCB. In …

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Appointments – July 15, 2021

Bishop Bernard Hebda announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis: Effective July 1, 2021 Reverend Bryan Kujawa, appointed parish vicar of St. Richard’s Church, Assumption Church and St. Peter’s Church in Richfield. Father Kujawa is a priest of the Diocese of Crookston. Reverend James Liekhus, …

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Priest’s ‘pro-Indonesian’ stance angers Papuans

A Catholic priest found himself in hot water with Papuans seeking independence in speaking out in favor of plans that would keep the troubled region under Indonesian rule. They criticized Father Hendrikus Hada of the Diocese of Agats for his comments supporting the extension of the special autonomy status for …

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