09 Feb 2017

Statement from Vicar General on Fr John Fleming

MEDIA RELEASE  |  9 February 2017

Media Statement of Fr Philip Marshall issued on the dismissal of the High Court Appeal lodged by Fr John Fleming

The Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Adelaide, Fr Philip Marshall, today said:

"I was informed today that Fr Fleming's appeal to the High Court of Australia was dismissed.  I understand that this was Fr Fleming's final avenue of appeal and that, as such, the findings made in February 2016 by the Honourable Auxiliary Justice Gray remain undisturbed.

In the light of this, I have today issued a decree under Canon Law directing that Fr Fleming cease all forms of ministry.  The Decree will have immediate effect."

Ends

 Statement from Vicar General on Fr John Fleming .pdf

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