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Former Durham Franciscan friar barred from ministry after sexual misconduct investigation

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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A Franciscan friar formerly connected to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham and Duke University has been removed from public ministry after allegations of sexual misconduct. The Rev. Patrick Tuttle served as associate pastor in Durham from 1996 until at least 2009, and he also taught seventh and eighth-graders while there. He also served as a chaplain at Duke University Medical Center, according to his Facebook resume. Tuttle is now “living under the strict supervision of an independent monitor,” according to an April 4 statement from the friars of the...

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