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Bucks Priest let go by Diocese of Philadelphia

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Published On: Dec 16 2013 05:06:41 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 16 2013 09:48:57 PM CST

Five priests in the Philadelphia Archdioceses have officially been removed from ministry including one in Bucks County.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -

Five priests in the Philadelphia Archdioceses have officially been removed from ministry including one in Bucks County.

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput announced Sunday he is removing the priests over allegations of sexual abuse or misconduct.

The removals were the result of an investigation sparked by a Grand Jury report in February 2011.

Reverend Mark Fernandes, last of St. Agnes Parish in Sellersville, is being removed due to violation of church standards.

Another Bucks county priest, Reverend Zachary Navit, last of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Doylestown has been cleared to return to his position due to unsubstantiated allegations.