Archdiocese: Priest Receives Package Believed To Be Illegal Drugs

CHADDS FORD, Pa. (CBS) — A package of what is believed to contain illegal drugs was sent to a priest in Chadds Ford.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says staff at Saint Cornelius Parish opened a package on Tuesday that was addressed to Monsignor Gregory Parlante, who has been away from the parish for several weeks due to health-related issues and other personal matters.

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The archdiocese says the package was believed to have contained illegal drugs and law enforcement was called.

A search warrant was executed Wednesday morning.

“Both the parish and the Archdiocese are cooperating fully with law enforcement in the course of their active investigation,” said spokesman Kenneth Gavin.

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The archdiocese says parishioners were told at masses on the weekend of May 20 and 21 that due to health issues, Parlante would not return as pastor.

He’s been on a personal leave of absence.


via 215Today.

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