Allegations of sex abuse leveled against Father Paul Angelicchio are ‘not credible,” according to a diocesan review board.
The Syracuse Diocese says the priest will return to active ministry.
The alleged incident involving a minor would have taken place 27 years ago.
Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick has already said that the claims were not substantial.
The diocese noted:
[Fitzpatrick] added that he found nothing to back up the claim- no physical evidence, no crime, and no corroborating witness. Fitzpatrick said his office determined Angelicchio “was not a clear and present danger to any minors.”
Angelicchio is the pastor of St. John the Baptist and Transfiguration Church in Rome.
He was placed on administrative leave in November when the allegations surfaced.
Prior to serving as pastor of St. John the Baptist and Transfiguration Church in Rome, Angelicchio was pastor of Our Lady of Pompei Church in Syracuse and Holy Family Church in Fairmount.