A local diocesan priest has been placed on leave.
Monsignor Robert C. Mazur has been placed on leave from public ministry by the Most Reverend Mark Bartchak, Bishop of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.
This comes as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct, involving a minor, which happened years ago. The situation is reported to law enforcement.
Monsignor Mazur, 68, is a Cresson native and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown in 1976.
He served as rector of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona since 1995. He also served as Administrator of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Altoona since 2015.
While Mazur is on leave, he will not be permitted to serve as a priest and will reside at a place where he will not have contact with children.
“My thoughts and prayers are with all survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones,” said Bishop Bartchak. “I assure the faithful of Altoona-Johnstown that I remain committed to protecting children, to supporting those who have been harmed, and to helping our diocese find healing and peace.”