Priest removed from Shelton parish for absenteeism

Rev. John Stronkowski (Photo: CT Post / Photo: BK Angeletti)

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A 54-year-old Roman Catholic priest has been removed from his parish in Shelton by the bishop.

Brian Wallace, a spokesman for the Bridgeport Diocese tells the Connecticut Post the Rev. John Stronkowski resigned at the request of Bishop Frank Caggiano because of persistent absenteeism and other problems at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church.

The bishop sent a letter that was read to parishioners during Mass on Saturday and Sunday. In it, he says issues involving Stronkowski have been referred to the diocese’s Ministerial Misconduct Advisory Board for review.

Stonkowski did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

The Rev. Frederick Saviano, the diocese’s director for propagation of the faith, has been appointed to serve as temporary administrator.


Information from: Connecticut Post

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