The Diocese of Youngstown has received an allegation of inappropriate behavior with a minor against Reverend Denis G. Bouchard, F.S.S.P., pastor of Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, Vienna, Ohio. The Diocesan Review Board met and recommended to Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., further investigation to determine its credibility and substantiation.
It is the policy of the Diocese of Youngstown that Father Bouchard be placed on administrative leave while a thorough investigation proceeds. During this time Reverend Carlos Casavantes, F.S.S.P., has been appointed Administrator of Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, Vienna, Ohio.
Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish is staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter which celebrates the liturgy in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite used before the reforms of the Second Vatican Council.
Since this is an on-going investigation, additional comments cannot be made at this time.