Priest guilty of sexual abuse stripped of clerical duties

Posted at 11:16 AM, Sep 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 18:48:26-04

Former Green Bay Diocese Priest Michael Carroll has been stripped of his duties following being found guilty of sexual abuse of minors. 

Carroll has been permanently restricted from priestly duties by the Vatican and can no longer administer sacraments, wear clerical attire or present himself publicly as a priest.

The allegations against Carroll first surfaced in 2002 when he was the priest for a Wittenberg church. He was temporarily restricted from the exercise of public priestly ministry, then found guilty in a Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith, a church version of court. That board ordered Carroll to be removed from his duties.

In a statement from the Green Bay Diocese, Bishop David expressed his personal regret for the pain an suffering of all those abused by Carroll and for the long Canonical process.