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Three Local Priests Suspended

By Tom Sofield
Editor – (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)

Rev. George B. Cadwallader

Two more priests will local ties have been discovered to be on the list of 21 Philadelphia area clergymen who have been suspended from work, after a grand jury report revealed the men as child molestation suspects.

On Wednesday, minutes after the list of the 21 men was obtained by 6ABC, BuxMontNews.com was first to report the Rev. George Cadwallader of the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church, in Richboro was on the list.

Patch.com has discovered, Rev. Zachary W. Navit and Rev. Msgr. John Close are also suspended from their duties after their names appeared on the list.

Rev. Zachary W. Navit

Navit whose most recent assignment was at a Buckingham, Pa. perish was formally assigned to Nativity of Our Lord, located along Street Road in Warminster, and Saint John Bosco, located along County Line Road in the Hatboro section of Warminster, according to the news site.

Warminster Patch uncovered a Philadelphia Inquirer article from 1990 named Close as the new principle of Archbishop Wood High School, located in Warminster.

Close before the suspension was employed at a perish in Wayne, Pa.

A full list of the suspended priests names and perishes can be found on Philly.com.


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