Two New Brunswick priests removed after allegations of sexual abuse

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The Times Colonist

02 January 2013

The Canadian Press January 2, 2013

MONCTON, N.B. – Two Roman Catholic priests in New Brunswick have been removed from working for any ministry following allegations of sexual abuse involving children.

The Archdiocese of Moncton says it made the decision after it became aware of the accusations during a reconciliation and compensation process for alleged victims of sexual abuse.

The archdiocese says on its website that Rev. Yvon Arsenault was removed from the ministry on July 4, 2012, as was Rev. Irois Despres, who has been retired since 1992.

The archdiocese, which made the announcement on the weekend, did not say why it took six months to inform the public of its decision nor whether it has referred the matter to police.

No one from the archdiocese was available for comment and Arseneault and Despres could not be reached.

RCMP Cpl. Chantal Farrah says she can’t confirm if anyone is being investigated unless a charge is laid.

In its statement, the archdiocese says Archbishop Valery Vienneau asked for forgiveness from the complainants and their families.

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Two New Brunswick priests removed after allegations of sexual abuse

The Brandon Sun (Manitoba)

2/01/2013 3:22 PM

By: The Canadian Press

MONCTON, N.B. – Two Roman Catholic priests in New Brunswick have been removed from working for any ministry following allegations of sexual abuse involving children.

The Archdiocese of Moncton says it made the decision after it became aware of the accusations during a reconciliation and compensation process for alleged victims of sexual abuse.

The archdiocese says on its website that Rev. Yvon Arsenault was removed from the ministry on July 4, 2012, as was Rev. Irois Despres, who has been retired since 1992.

The archdiocese, which made the announcement on the weekend, did not say why it took six months to inform the public of its decision nor whether it has referred the matter to police.

No one from the archdiocese was available for comment and Arseneault and Despres could not be reached.

RCMP Cpl. Chantal Farrah says she can’t confirm if anyone is being investigated unless a charge is laid.

In its statement, the archdiocese says Archbishop Valery Vienneau asked for forgiveness from the complainants and their families.

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Two New Brunswick priests removed after allegations of sexual abuse

Global News

Wednesday, January 02, 2013 4:21 PM

MONCTON, N.B. – Two Roman Catholic priests in New Brunswick have been removed from working for any ministry following allegations of sexual abuse involving children.

The Archdiocese of Moncton says it made the decision after it became aware of the accusations during a reconciliation and compensation process for alleged victims of sexual abuse.

The archdiocese says on its website that Rev. Yvon Arsenault was removed from the ministry on July 4, 2012, as was Rev. Irois Despres, who has been retired since 1992.

The archdiocese, which made the announcement on the weekend, did not say why it took six months to inform the public of its decision nor whether it has referred the matter to police.

No one from the archdiocese was available for comment and Arseneault and Despres could not be reached.

RCMP Cpl. Chantal Farrah says she can’t confirm if anyone is being investigated unless a charge is laid.

In its statement, the archdiocese says Archbishop Valery Vienneau asked for forgiveness from the complainants and their families.

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Two New Brunswick priests removed after allegations of sexual abuse

The Vancouver Sun

January 2, 2013 1:30 PM

By The Canadian Press

MONCTON, N.B. – Two Roman Catholic priests in New Brunswick have been removed from working for any ministry following allegations of sexual abuse involving children.

The Archdiocese of Moncton says it made the decision after it became aware of the accusations during a reconciliation and compensation process for alleged victims of sexual abuse.

The archdiocese says on its website that Rev. Yvon Arsenault was removed from the ministry on July 4, 2012, as was Rev. Irois Despres, who has been retired since 1992.

The archdiocese, which made the announcement on the weekend, did not say why it took six months to inform the public of its decision nor whether it has referred the matter to police.

No one from the archdiocese was available for comment and Arseneault and Despres could not be reached.

RCMP Cpl. Chantal Farrah says she can’t confirm if anyone is being investigated unless a charge is laid.

In its statement, the archdiocese says Archbishop Valery Vienneau asked for forgiveness from the complainants and their families

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Priests removed after sex abuse allegations

The Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 – 16:21

The Canadian Press

MONCTON, N.B. – Two Roman Catholic priests in New Brunswick have been removed from working for any ministry following allegations of sexual abuse involving children.

The Archdiocese of Moncton says it made the decision after it became aware of the accusations during a reconciliation and compensation process for alleged victims of sexual abuse.

The archdiocese says on its website that Rev. Yvon Arsenault was removed from the ministry on July 4, 2012, as was Rev. Irois Despres, who has been retired since 1992.

The archdiocese, which made the announcement on the weekend, did not say why it took six months to inform the public of its decision nor whether it has referred the matter to police.

No one from the archdiocese was available for comment and Arseneault and Despres could not be reached.

RCMP Cpl. Chantal Farrah says she can’t confirm if anyone is being investigated unless a charge is laid.

In its statement, the archdiocese says Archbishop Valery Vienneau asked for forgiveness from the complainants and their families.

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