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Indian priest sought by US authorities

The latest priest
scandal to surface in the US does not concern an American, but a visiting priest from India. Rev.
Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, from southern India, was working
temporarily in the Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota, in 2004. He
allegedly
sexually assaulted at least one girl but returned home to see his dying
mother
(Um, that’s what he told the bishop) just before the accusations
surfaced.
Minnesota authorities are now seeking to extradite him. According to
the former
bishop, Victor H. Balke, he also misappropriated funds and possibly
violated
the seal of confession.