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Former Vancouver priest removed following accusations of sexual abuse

Last Updated Oct 11, 2018 at 10:51 am PDT

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Summary

Fr. Peter Hung Cong Tran is accused of sexual misconduct dating back to when he was a priest at St. Joseph in Vancouver

Tran has been removed from service working as a priest in Calgary

Every church where he served will be notified about the allegations at services this weekend

CALGARY (NEWS 1130) – A former Vancouver priest with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary has been removed from his post in Calgary after he was accused of sexual misconduct toward a minor.

Father Peter Hung Cong Tran is facing accusations going back to when he was in Vancouver in 1998. He was the associate pastor at St. Joseph Parish from 1998 to 2003.

The Calgary diocese were alerted by the Archdiocese of Vancouver that they recently received reports of allegations of sexual misconduct toward a minor when he was at St. Joseph. He’s been removed from service and prohibited from doing his priestly duties.

The Catholic church will be announcing this information this weekend at every church where the priest worked.

The diocese are also looking into three other historical cases involving priests that have died. The most recent case involves a priest who worked in Edmonton from 2007 to 2016.

Last week, the conference of Canadian Catholic Bishops released a new document called ‘Protecting minors from sexual abuse: a call to the Catholic faithful in Canada for healing, reconciliation, and transformation.’

St. Francis of Assisi is located in downtown Calgary on 6 Ave S.E.