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Statement regarding Father Jean Claude Jean-Philippe, CM

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Miami... (March 16, 2019) Fr. Jean Claude Jean-Philippe, CM, a parochial vicar at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Homestead, was arrested for an allegation of sexual assault of an adult female parishioner.  


On March 4,2019 the Archdiocese of Miami received a complaint regarding inappropriate behavior by Fr. Jean-Philippe; following a meeting with ADOM officials later that day, the alleged victim was directed to report the incident to the police. Following its Safe Environment policy, the ADOM has offered the alleged victim pastoral and psychological counseling. 

Father Jean-Philippe, a religious order priest, is a member of the Congregation of Priests of the Mission, also known as Vincentians. 

Effective immediately, Archbishop Thomas Wenski has removed Fr. Jean-Philippe from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, placing him on administrative leave. The Archdiocese of Miami continues to fully cooperate with law enforcement as this allegation against Father Jean-Philippe continues to be investigated.  

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