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8/27/2015 7:15 PM
By Associated Press

Archdiocese puts priest on leave after abuse allegation

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has put a Roseville priest on leave after receiving what it is calling a credible allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the 1980s.

The Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick is pastor at Corpus Christi parish and St. Rose of Lima parish and school.

Interim Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced the decision on Thursday and says police have been notified.

Hebda says Fitzpatrick will not exercise any priestly ministries while the investigation is ongoing.

Messages left for Fitzpatrick were not immediately returned.

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