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August 5, 2013 - Statement Regarding Rev. Monsignor Arthur M. Coyle

ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON
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Statement Regarding Rev. Monsignor Arthur M. Coyle

(Braintree, Mass.) August 5 2013…The Archdiocese of Boston today announced that Rev. Monsignor Arthur M. Coyle has taken a voluntary administrative leave from his assignment, as a result of his arrest on charges related to sexual misconduct involving an adult. Msgr. Coyle has been serving as Episcopal Vicar of the Merrimack Region for the Archdiocese since 2008.
 
While on administrative leave, Msgr. Coyle is prohibited from performing any public ministry.  These restrictions will remain in place pending the outcome of the case.  The steps taken today do not represent a determination of Msgr. Coyle’s guilt or innocence as it pertains to these charges.

The Archdiocese asks for prayers for all impacted by this matter.