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Louisville priest on retreat after inappropriate relationship

Fr. Shayne Duvall (Source: Archdiocese of Louisville) Fr. Shayne Duvall (Source: Archdiocese of Louisville)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A priest in the Archdiocese of Louisville is now on retreat after an inappropriate relationship with an adult. 

Fr. Shayne Duvall is pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, located at 2900 Bardstown Road. 

In a statement, Cecelia Price, Chief Communications Officer for the Archdiocese of Louisville, said the parishioners of St. Raphael were told during Masses last weekend by Fr. Jeff Shooner, Vicar of Priests for the Archdiocese, that Fr. Duvall would be away on retreat for a couple of weeks.

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The statement says the relationship has ended and that Fr. Duvall "has fully cooperated with Archbishop [Joseph] Kurtz in addressing this situation over the past months." 

No date was given for Fr. Duvall's return, but the statement from Price said he "has apologized and hopes to continue as pastor" of St. Raphael.

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