Sunday, December 02, 2007
TWO CLEVELAND PRIESTS LAICIZED
The Vatican has stripped two former priests in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland of their clergy status.
Brendan J. McNulty and Gary D. Berthiaume, who both served parishes in Cuyahoga County, had requested ''to be removed from the clerical state,'' according to information released Friday by the local diocese.
The Holy See granted the requests of both men, who had been removed from active ministry amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors.
The diocese said that the two men are ''no longer incardinated in the Diocese of Cleveland.''