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Calgary priest accused of sexual misconduct

Last Updated Oct 10, 2018 at 5:33 pm MDT

Bishop William McGrattan, the head of southern Alberta's Catholic church, speaks before the start of St. Mary's Cathedral in Calgary on Friday, April 14, 2017. The Way of the Cross is a walk where people come together and pray, speak, and sing to reflect on Jesus, his life and his death. At each of the 14 stations, a scripture is read out that reflects the area that the station took place at. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary has removed a priest from St. Francis of Assisi amidst sexual abuse allegations.

Father Peter Hung Cong Tran is facing accusations dating back as far as 1998 when he was working at a parish in Vancouver.

Three other historical cases, involving priests that have since died, are also being looked into by the diocese. The priest accused in the most current case also served in Edmonton from 2007 to 2016.

The allegations come as the diocese outlines a plan to better prevent and address sexual abuse.

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.

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