August 1, 2012 - Archdiocese of Boston Places Rev. Andrzej Urbaniak on Administrative Leave of Absence*

The Archdiocese of Boston today made the following statement regarding Rev. Andrzej Urbaniak:

The Archdiocese of Boston announced that Rev. Andrzej Urbaniak, O.F.M.  Conv., pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa in South Boston, has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest on child pornography charges involving the use of a computer located in the parish rectory.  The Provincial Superior of his religious order in Poland has been informed of the matter. Fr. Urbaniak's faculties have been suspended and he is not allowed to function as a priest in the Archdiocese. The Archdiocese is fully cooperating with law enforcement. The Church prays for all those impacted by these events and is committed to providing for the pastoral care of the parish during this difficult time.