The following message was read at Queen of Martyrs Parish in Edmonton on the weekend of October 6-7, 2018:
The Archdiocese of Edmonton has been informed by the Archdiocese of Vancouver that that they have recently received a report of allegations of sexual misconduct towards a minor and an adult by Father Peter Hung Cong Tran, OP, when he was the Associate Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Vancouver from 1998 to 2003.
Father Tran served as pastor at Queen of Martyrs Parish from 2007 to 2016. Since then he has been serving as Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Calgary. He is a priest of the Vietnamese Dominican Vicariate of St. Vincent Liem, a religious order.
Bishop William McGrattan of Calgary has withdrawn Father Tran from St. Francis of Assisi Parish and has prohibited him from exercising any priestly ministry in the Diocese of Calgary.
As you know, Archbishop Richard Smith has made safe environments and abuse protection a priority in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. We are bringing this matter to the attention of the parish so that anyone who may be aware of other instances of misconduct can be encouraged to bring the information forward.
If you are aware of any sexual misconduct or abuse involving clergy or anyone representing the Archdiocese of Edmonton, you are encouraged to notify police as well as the Archdiocese. You can find confidential reporting information on the archdiocesan website at caedm.ca/protect. Or you may contact the Archbishop’s delegate for abuse complaints, Teresa Kellendonk, at 1-877-770-6777.
This information is being shared this weekend at all Masses in every parish where Father Peter Tran has served in the Diocese of Calgary and in the Archdioceses of Vancouver and Edmonton.
Father Peter Tran was assigned in the following parishes:
2016 - Present Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Calgary, Alberta
2007 - 2016 Pastor, Queen of Martyrs Parish, Edmonton, Alberta
2003 - 2007 Associate Pastor, St. Vincent Liem Parish, Calgary, Alberta
1998 - 2003 Associate Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Vancouver, British Columbia
1996 - 1998 Associate Pastor, Ascension Parish, Calgary, Alberta
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