Philadelphia, Pa., May 22, 2012 / 19:08 pm
As a part of his ongoing effort to address cases of abuse in the Philadelphia archdiocese, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has found two priests unsuitable for ministry after reports that they each sexually abused minors.
Monsignors Hugh P. Campbell and George J. Mazzotta were determined to be unsuitable for ministry, the archdiocese announced May 20.
The announcement is not connected to the recent resolution of eight cases of priests who were placed on administrative leave after a February 2011 grand jury report alleged that the clergymen sexually abused minors or behaved inappropriately.
Msgr. Campbell, a 77-year-old retired priest of the archdiocese, self-reported in December 2011 that he had sexually abused a minor. The claim was reported to law enforcement and the priest was placed on administrative leave at the time of his report.