A Dallas priest has been removed from ministry after allegations of sexual abuse were raised at his former diocese in Colombia.
The priest, Oscar Mora, was among 19 who were suspended in mid-March after an unnamed complainant made the accusations, a news release from Colombia’s Archdiocese of Villavicencio said.
The archdiocese said it alerted Dallas Bishop Edward J. Burns that a priest who worked in the Dallas diocese was among the accused.
The Dallas Diocese said in a written statement that Mora arrived in Dallas in 2016 and passed a criminal background check from Colombia then. According to the Colombian archdiocese, the accuser first raised the allegations earlier this year.
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