SOUTH ORANGE, N. J. – Seton Hall University has started an investigation into the possible sexual abuse at two seminars.
In a letter posted to the university’s website Wednesday, President Mary Meehan referenced recent allegations against Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop of Newark, and the other priests.
Meehan wrote that the allegations “may have involved seminarians” at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology and the College Seminary at Saint Andrew’s Hall, Seton Hall hosts.
The university has hired an external law firm to conduct the probe.
The Vatican removed McCarrick from the public prosecutor’s office in June after the determination of allegations that he molested a teenager more than 40 years earlier were credible.
The Newark archdiocese has said that it was aware of the three decades-old allegations against him with sexual misconduct with adults, two of which resulted in a legal settlement.