June 13th, 2010
09:48 PM ET

Boston priest put on leave for decades-old sex abuse allegations

The Archdiocese of Boston announced Sunday it has put a senior priest on administrative leave after receiving complaints of sexual abuse of children about 50 years ago, church officials said.

In a press statement issued Sunday, the archdiocese said the Rev. F. Dominic Menna - a senior priest in residence at St. Mary's Church in Quincy, Massachusetts - will remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of a preliminary investigation into the complaints.

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  1. ybs

    All religions are one big pile of dung!

    Many would prefer sticking their heads into it; few avoid it; kids are forced to eat it. And the putrid stench perpetuates! 🙁

    CNN censors, again & again! 🙁

    June 14, 2010 at 11:03 pm |
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