Pope Francis removes Filipino priest over child abuse allegations

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MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis has removed a priest from Borongan, Eastern Samar, due to allegations of child sexual abuse, according to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

The accused priest identified as Pio Aclon, previously stationed in Borongan, had been suspended from his clerical duties while an investigation into the allegations took place.

The pontiff’s decision was announced on Sunday by the Diocese of Borongan through an official statement referred to as the “Informationis Causa.”

Content retrieved from: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/09/17/2296972/pope-francis-removes-filipino-priest-over-child-abuse-allegations.

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