Local

Archdiocese removes priest from Ministry

byPilot Staff
9/11/2018

BRAINTREE -- The Archdiocese of Boston announced Sept. 11 that Rev. Christian Ohazulume, an extern priest from Nnewi Nigeria, has had his faculties to minister removed because of receiving an August 31 allegation of sexual abuse of a child.

The allegation was identified to have occurred in 2007, during a time he was residing with a family upon his arrival in the United States. Rev. Christian Ohazulume has been employed as a Chaplain at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since 2010. He has resided at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Brookline since 2010 where he has assisted in celebrating Mass and hearing confessions.

The Archdiocese of Boston immediately notified law enforcement. In addition, the Archdiocese has been in contact with his home Diocese of Nnewi, Nigeria and informed them of the allegation and that his faculties to minister have been withdrawn in the Archdiocese of Boston.

According to a statement, the Archdiocese was advised by law enforcement to delay until today release of this information while they initiated their investigation.