Former Ottawa priest defrocked amid sex allegations

William Barry McGRORY leave the court house in Ottawa Friday Nov 25, 2016. McGRORY, 82 years old, of Toronto is charged with two counts of Indecent Assault on a male and two counts of Gross Indecency, as per Criminal Code charges existing at the time of the offences. Tony Caldwell

OTTAWA – An Ottawa priest who is to stand trial next year on historic sex abuse charges has been defrocked by the Vatican. Barry McGrory, 83, is the second Ottawa priest to be dismissed from the priesthood in the clergy sex-abuse scandal. The Catholic Church calls the dismissal process “laicization,” and it is considered the harshest penalty the Vatican can deliver. (National Post)

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