Roman Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput plans to update the Philadelphia archdiocese Friday on the fate of about two dozen priests suspended over child sex-abuse allegations.
The priests have been in limbo during an internal church investigation that took more than a year.
A person close to the process, speaking on condition of anonymity, tells The Associated Press that Chaput plans to announce the outcome of at least some of the investigations Friday. The person is not authorized to speak publicly about the issue.
Chaput discussed the findings with hundreds of Philadelphia priests at a meeting Wednesday.
His announcement will come midway through the criminal trial of a former church official charged with child endangerment for his handling of abuse complaints.