Catholic diocese officials say priest HIV positive

February 14, 2008 2:38:02 PM PST
Catholic diocese officials say a priest accused of sexually abusing minors is HIV positive. After the Reverend Philip Magaldi recently told another priest that he has the disease that causes AIDS, the diocese alerted people who have lodged allegations against him.

The diocese in Fort Worth said it also notified parishes where Magaldi served.

Church officials say they believe Magaldi has been HIV positive since 2003.

He was removed as a priest in 1999 after sexual misconduct allegations arose in Rhode Island and Fort Worth.

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