The Pastor of St. John the Baptist and Transfiguration Church in Rome, Oneida County has been placed on leave by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse.
However, Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick says there has not been any evidence to substantiate the claims of abuse against Reverend Paul Angelicchio.
The Diocese was looking into an allegation of abuse of a minor 27 years ago.
Cummings says “the allegation has not been substantiated…but under diocese policy and in conformity with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Father Angelicchio is not permitted to publicly function as a priest until the matter is resolved.”
Prior to serving as pastor 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.