Nov 23, 2012 - Archdiocese of Boston Statement regarding Fr. Luke Odor of Aba, Nigeria*

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Archdiocese of Boston Statement regarding Fr. Luke Odor of Aba, Nigeria 

Nov 23, 2012… (Braintree, Mass.) The Archdiocese of Boston today made the following statement regarding Fr. Luke Odor of Aba, Nigeria:

“Father Luke Odor is a chaplain at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts and his ministry is supervised through the Archdiocese for the Military.  Fr. Odor had been residing in the rectory of St. Isidore’s, Stow. The Archdiocese for the Military has informed us that they have started an investigation into personal conduct matters involving Father Odor.  The investigation does not involve any matters related to Saint Isidore’s Parish or the Archdiocese of Boston. As a result of this action Father Odor’s faculties have been suspended by the Archdiocese for the Military and in keeping with our policies, the Archdiocese of Boston has followed with similar action. As is Archdiocesan policy Father Odor is no longer allowed to reside in the rectory at St. Isidore and he is not allowed to function as a priest within the Archdiocese. The Church prays for all those impacted by these events and thanks Fr. Walter Woods for his ongoing pastoral care of the St. Isidore's parish family.”