Father Richard Salas is still listed as Parish Administrator for St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Parish, Gander, but he is no longer ministering to the congregation.
The Bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Falls, Most Rev. Robert Anthony Daniels, confirmed for tc• Media that Father Salas is under investigation by the RCMP in Gander.
The Bishop declined to comment on the matter under investigation, directing the media to the RCMP for information.
He did say, however, that Father Salas was withdrawn from public ministry several weeks ago.
Sgt. Phil Matthews of the Gander RCMP said he is unable to fully discuss the matter at this time, but did confirm Father Salas has been under investigation following the RCMP receiving a complaint more than a month ago.
The investigation is ongoing.