Pastor resigns, leaves message to those he ‘angered or disappointed’

Published: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 11:46 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 11:46 AM


            Huber Heights priest resigns amid investigation of church
Huber Heights priest resigns amid investigation of church

A Huber Heights pastor has announced his resignation.

Father Earl F. Simone is taking medical retirement from his post as pastor of Saint Peter, as well as administrator of Our Lady of the Rosary, Saint Adalbert, Saint Stephen, and Holy Cross, according to a letter provided by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

The church is under investigation by Huber Heights police, according to a spokesman for the Archdiocese. He declined to provide information on that investigation, and police could not be immediately reached.

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Simone said in a letter to the church that he is taking medical retirement. He said, “Age, health and personal concerns have made my decision the correct one.”

His letter also says, “To those who I have angered or disappointed I asked your forgiveness and understanding. Each of you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I leave Saint Peter with profound thanks for the kindness, love and your concern for me that I have experienced these past twenty-three years…’”