In an announcement issued Friday, the archdiocese said the allegations against the four had not been substantiated despite lengthy investigations.
Bowe and Givey were found to have violated the archdiocese's Standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries, which is considered a lesser allegation than sexual assault.
These can include such misconduct as "grooming" a child for a possible sexual encounter with behavior such as serving them alcohol or showing them pornography. The archdiocese's announcement did not divulge the specifics of the allegations against any of the four priests.
The archdiocese suspended the six along with 26 other priests in February and March of 2011 following a Philadelphia grand jury report that said they were serving in ministries despite allegations of misconduct.
The archdiocese undertook its own investigation of the charges.
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