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After Pa. Catholic priest abuse report, a town grapples with a street name

August 23, 2018 GMT

By Staff

HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A sign of controversy at the corner of Father Angelo and St. Joseph’s Drives will be put to a vote next week, the sacred and the profane playing out in paper ballots in a municipal building.

Most residents were silent in the suburban Ridgewood development on the outskirts of Hazleton in Luzerne County on Tuesday morning when asked about the late Rev. Girard Angelo, whose name is on their deeds and the birthday cards that relatives send their children, a man identified as an alleged child abuser in the Pennsylvania attorney general’s recent grand jury report on widespread abuse in the Catholic Church.

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