A priest who served in multiple cities throughout the state is being removed from ministry.Minn. Priest Removed from Ministry after Abuse Allegation | KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul
The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis announced Wednesday that Rev. Joseph Gallatin was removed from ministry after he was accused of sexually abusing a minor.
The case has been referred to Rome for a final resolution.
The allegation was first received by the Archdiocese in 1998. Three review boards considered the matter, and each time they decided that there wasn’t enough evidence to support that his actions constituted as sexual abuse of a minor.
In 2014, a board recommended restrictions be put on his ministry.
Since 2014, more people involved in that 1998 incident have come forward with information, leading to more restrictions being placed on Gallatin’s ministry.
See also: Statement Regarding Rev. Joseph Gallatin