HIV Positive Priest Accused Of Sex Abuse Dead

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A former priest who was HIV positive
and accused of sexually abusing minors in Texas and Rhode Island
has died.
The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth announced Wednesday that
Philip Anthony Magaldi died Tuesday in a North Texas health care
facility.
Earlier this year, the 72-year-old Magaldi told officials in the
diocese he was HIV positive.
Magaldi was removed from active ministries in 1999 following
allegations of sexual misconduct in Texas and Rhode Island. The
church considered those allegations credible, and Magaldi was
removed from clerical status in 2006.
In a statement, officials in the Fort Worth diocese said they
will "pray for the repose of his soul."
Magaldi will be cremated and buried with his parents in Florida.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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