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He was defrocked in June and is now being held under house arrest per the orders of a Vatican criminal court.
The National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC) said 52 priests had been laicised - or defrocked - since 2001 following the implementation of new procedures to protect children and vulnerable adults in the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
The defrocked cleric took part in a 10K race that preceded the Brighton Marathon.
The statistics for 2011 and 2012 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided details on the number of priests who have been defrocked.
The latest statistics reveal the number of priests defrocked in 2011 and 2012 was more than double the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided figures.
Scicluna confirmed that published Vatican records show that in 2011 the number of priests defrocked hit a recent peak of some 260.
The latest statistics revealed that the number of priests defrocked in 2011 and 2012 was more than double the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009.
Summary: More than 30 Thai monks have been defrocked for illegal drug use, an official said .
Muller is head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican department which includes the office of the "promoter of justice", or sex crimes prosecutor, which investigates cases of sexual abuse and decides if priests are to be defrocked.
But turning up for the first day of filming as a defrocked priest was testing even for him - especially when he had to get naked.
I believe that had he been Anglican clergy, he would have been dragged through a Bishops' Court, denounced, reviled, defrocked, tarred and feathered in the press and run out of town on a rail.
Patriarch Tripp manipulates and controls his children's lives; his wife had an affair with his best friend for decades and is a bit too keen on alcoholic beverages; eldest son Patrick accidentally killed his wife and is in love with a transsexual; eldest daughter Karen has been married too many times to mention; another son, Brian, is a defrocked priest, and the Darlings' youngest offspring, twins Jeremy and Juliet, have very different approaches to their love lives - he's promiscuous, she's as white as the driven snow.
Amid demands for Benedict to quit, former pupils of a priest who molested up to 200 deaf schoolboys branded him "stupid" for ignoring calls to have him defrocked.
Roxanne seduces then betrays him, getting Romero defrocked and humiliated.