ARCHBISHOP Charles Chaput announced yesterday that a monsignor could return to ministry because allegations that he sexually abused minors 20 years ago were "unsubstantiated."
Chaput said that Monsignor Joseph L. Logrip is "suitable for ministry," although archdiocese spokesman Ken Gavin said that his "return to active ministry is not immediate."
Logrip, 67, had been placed on administrative leave following the February 2011 grand-jury report on sexual abuse by local priests. At the time, he was chaplain at St. Mary Manor, a health-care facility, and living at St. Stanislaus Parish. Both are in Lansdale.
Logrip was among 26 priests placed on leave as a result of the grand-jury report. Fourteen were found unsuitable for ministry; 10 were found suitable for ministry; one priest died before the investigation concluded.