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Diocese removes 1 priest, puts 3 on leave

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany Saturday announced actions taken against four retired priests, including one who formerly served in Schenectady, each accused of sexual abuse of children. Bishop Howard Hubbard has ordered three retired priests — the Revs. Alan Jupin, Donald Ophals and Louis Douglas — be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation from the Diocesan Review Board. The fourth priest, the Rev. Robert Purcell, was ordered removed from the ...

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