Lansing Diocese bans Senior Priest

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Published: Mar. 20, 2019 at 5:14 AM EDT
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The Catholic Diocese of Lansing has banned a senior Priest from the diocese.

It’s the latest update in the scandal involving Catholic churches in Michigan and around the world. Reverend Patrick Egan was banned from acting as a priest within the Catholic Diocese of Lansing last September.

The diocese is saying that was done due to a credible allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior with a man.

The diocese says Rev. Patrick Egan is a senior priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster in England. He currently lives in Washtenaw County.

Records show he served as Chaplain at a Chapel in Ann Arbor, which is in the Diocese of Lansing. No information about the ‘credible threat’ has been released by the diocese.

The Diocese of Lansing says it has cut all ties to Egan, meaning he is not allowed minister as a priest in any parish, school or agency in or of the diocese.

Last month, WILX News 10 reported the Catholic Diocese of Lansing said it was fully cooperating with the Michigan Attorney General’s investigation into possible sexual abuse by Catholic Priests.

Bishop Earl Boyea says the diocese plans to release the names and results of a report done by an external agency to review how the diocese handled sexual abuse allegations.

If anyone has reason to suspect physical, sexual or emotional abuse of any person of any age, please contact the Michigan Attorney General hotline (844) 321-3374, Protective Services or the police.

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