Senior Priest on Leave in Boston After Sexual-Abuse Allegations

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The Boston Archdiocese has announced that it is placing a senior priest on administrative leave after receiving complaints that he was responsible for the sexual abuse of children about 50 years ago. While a “preliminary investigation” is conducted, Reverend F. Dominic Menna will remain on administrative leave, the archdiocese said. Law enforcement was notified immediately, though church officials made clear that Menna’s guilt or innocence in the case has not yet been determined. [CNN]