Nigerian Catholic Priest suspended over alleged rape of US woman

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A Catholic Priest who was accused by a woman over alleged rape has been suspended by the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh in the United States.

Rev. Fr. Cyprian Duru, was suspended by the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh in the United over accusation of rape by a 68-year-old retired English teacher, Kathy Coll.

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The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh in the United States has been banned the priest from ministering and presenting himself as a priest or wearing clerical garb.

The Accused, Father Duru

According to CBS Television, Coll in a legal suit, detailed how Duru stopped by her home in December 2016 on the pretense of giving her a Christmas card and allegedly raped her.

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Coll claimed that when she offered him a cold drink, he followed her to her family room, overpowered her and assaulted her as she screamed for him to stop.

Since then, Coll claimed she has been trying to seek healing from the trauma of rape; adding that the shame, anxiety and depression were daunting.

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“The hardest part was telling my pastor, who sat and cried with me and then notified the diocese,” Coll recalled.

Last week, she filed a suit against the St. Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church, the Pittsburgh diocese, and Bishop David Zubik.

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