FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in Massachusetts has been placed on leave by the Archdiocese of Boston because of an allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor.
The archdiocese in a statement Friday said Monsignor Francis V. Strahan cannot perform any public ministry while on administrative leave.READ MORE: TD Garden Requiring Vaccination Or Negative COVID Test For Bruins, Celtics Games And Concerts
Strahan has been the pastor of St. Bridget Parish in Framingham since 1983. A voicemail was left for Strahan at St. Bridget.
The archdiocese says the allegation of abuse dates to about 2006.READ MORE: Woman Wanted For Stabbing Worker Several Times Outside Morton Hospital In Taunton
The archdiocese says it has informed law enforcement of the allegation and has initiated its own investigation into the complaint.
In addition to being the pastor of a church, Strahan is the vicar of the Framingham Vicariate, a collection of parishes within the archdiocese.MORE NEWS: Dog Found Tied Up, Abandoned In Everett Park
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