Archdiocese removes ex-children’s home chief from ministry

CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago has removed from ministry the feeble longtime superintendent of its Maryville Academy for fearful kids whereas it investigates allegations he sexual abused minors.

The archdiocese says the allegations date to 2002-03 when the Rev. John Smyth was polishing off a 33-year-tenure as superintendent of the academy in suburban Des Plaines. It says the Archdiocesan Explain of job for Diminutive one Abuse Investigations and Overview got the allegations, and they also’ve been reported to the Illinois Department of Young of us and Household Services and the Cook dinner County Explain’s Legal official.

Smyth has resided on the grounds of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines since retiring in 2014. A message seeking comment was left for him there Friday. The archdiocese says he’s going to reside in quite so a lot of locations whereas the allegations are investigated.

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