St. Francis of Assisi Pastor Removed from Rectory

Father Louis Bier, a pastor at St. Francis of Assisi, has been placed on administrative leave.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has placed Father Louis Bier, a pastor at , on administrative leave over concerns regarding his "suitability for ministry," myfoxphilly.com reports.

Bier was told to leave the rectory but the archdiocese hasn't stated why, although it issued a statement that it is not due to inappropriate behavior with minors, according to the report.

Bier cannot wear clerical garb, publicly represent himself as a priest or exercise public ministry while on leave, the report states.

Bier replaced less than a year ago when Riccio left the parish to become a senior priest at Our Lady of the Assumption in Strafford.


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