Michael Fugee Removed From Priesthood
A New Jersey man has been officially removed from the priesthood after admitting he violated a court order against unsupervised contact with minors.
The Archdiocese of Newark tells The Star-Ledger on Monday that the Vatican recently completed the process of removing Fugee from the priesthood.
Prosecutors said Fugee traveled with a Colts Neck church group and heard confession despite a ban tied to an earlier case.
In that case, a jury convicted Fugee of aggravated criminal assault involving a teenager. The conviction was thrown out after courts revised jury instructions tied to the case and prosecutors agreed to the restrictions rather than retry him.
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