Philadelphia-Area Priests Suspended for Suspected Child Abuse


"They are not in any way final determinations or judgment," he said. "I know that for many people their trust in the church has been shaken. I pray that the efforts of the archdiocese to address these cases of concern and to re-evaluate our way of handling allegations will help rebuild that trust in truth and justice."

Outside the Cathedral in Philadelphia today, Delores Phillips expressed her concern about the impact this scandal will have on the reputation of the Catholic Church.

"It's a shame, it's a bad name on the Catholics," she told WPVI. "But there are a lot of good ones out there."

Roman Catholic Priests Suspended by the Philadelphia Archdiocese

The following 21 priests, whose names were obtained by ABC News affiliate WPVI, have been suspended by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia:

Philip Barr

John Bowe

George Cadwallader

Paul Castellani

Michael Chapman

Msgr. John Close

Msgr. Francis Feret

Mark Fernandes

Msgr. Michael Flood

Mark Gaspar

Joseph Glatts

Steven Harris

Daniel Hoy

Msgr. Joseph Logrip

Andrew McCormick

Zachary Navit

Leonard Peterson

Robert Povish

John Reardon

Thomas Rooney

Peter Talocci

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