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    Delco priest put on leave, diocese says it has nothing to do with contact with minors

    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia hasn’t said much about why a Delaware County parish priest was put on leave, except that there are not concerns about the priest’s behavior with minors.
    Parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi in Springfield can expect a parochial administrator to take over Pastor Louis C. Bier’s duties, the Delco Times reports.

    Bier has been found unsuitable for ministry and will not be permitted to act or identify himself as a priest while on leave.

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