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Philadelphia Archdiocese ousts two priests due to sex abuse allegations

Posted at 3:03 PM, May 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-21 15:04:49-04
By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) — The troubled Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Monday that it has ousted two priests due to allegations of sexual abuse of minors.

The allegation against Monsignor George Mazzotta, 73, first came to light in May 2010 and was reported to law enforcement.

Since that time, Mazzotta “has not been permitted to exercise his public ministry, wear clerical garb or present himself publicly as a priest,” the archdiocese said in a statement.

Monsignor Hugh Campbell, 77, reported himself for sex abuse in December and was placed on administrative leave. Law enforcement authorities were also notified of the reported abuse.

Both men have been found “not suitable for ministry,” the archdiocese said.

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