According to a staff member at St. Benedict Church in Avon, MN, Father Blane Wasnie is “out” this week but will return next week.
Allegations of misconduct by the priest were recently uncovered.
Allegations against Fr. Blane Wasnie include:
1. misuse of church funds
2. difficulty with church staff members
3. Abuse of one or more minors
We understand that last week, the abuse allegations were forwarded to Abbot John Klassen at St. John’s Abbey, the St. Cloud Archdiocese, and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Archdiocese.
According to one parishioner who contacted us, Father Blane Wasnie did say mass last weekend (after church officials learned of the allegations) but a replacement will say mass this weekend.
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