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Columbus Priest Removed From Duties Amid Abuse Probe

Jun 26, 2018

Pierre Albalaa
Credit maronitechurch.co.za

The Columbus Catholic Diocese has removed the administrator for the Sacred Heart Church in Italian Village from his position as California authorities investigate an abuse allegation. 

Father Pierre Albalaa is under investigation for allegedly abusing a child at a church in Los Angeles in 2004. Officials say in a news release no similar allegations have been made in Columbus.