LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)   —  The Office of the Vicar for Clergy of the LA Archdiocese on Saturday released a statement regarding sexual misconduct allegations made against Monignor Richard Loomis.

Allegations against Loomis first surfaced, according the statement, in late 2003.

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On Saturday, the church wrote, in part, “After ten years of exhaustive investigation and canonical trial, a Tribunal of the Holy See has definitively determined and ruled that no allegations of sexual misconduct of any kind alleged against Monsignor Richard Loomis have been proven. Monsignor Loomis has always professed his innocence of these accusations.”

The statement added, “Now that the allegations against him have been conclusively resolved, Canon Law provides that the temporary restrictions on Monsignor Loomis’ public exercise of his priesthood have ceased. He remains a priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in good standing.”

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