CHICAGO – A retired Chicago space priest has been faraway from ministry pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct involving a minor.
Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, notified eight parishes on Saturday that he had requested Father William Killeen to step apart pending an investigation into “an allegation of kid intercourse abuse,” in accordance with a press release from the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The parishes that have been notified by Cupich included:
The archdiocese stated it discovered of the allegation this week, which is alleged to have occurred about 40 years in the past at St. Patricia Parish in Hickory Hills.
Killeen, who retired in 2019, nonetheless celebrates Mass now and again at St. Francis Xavier Parish and St. Cletus Parish, each in La Grange, in addition to St. John of the Cross Parish in Western Springs, in accordance with the assertion.
The archdiocese stated it notified authorities in regards to the allegation whereas it conducts its personal investigation. The assertion went on to see the one who made the allegation had additionally been provided the providers of the archdiocese’s Sufferer Help Ministry.