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Rev. Joseph T. Herp

Deceased: 2013-10-25


ICTE Spring: 1999

Joseph T. Herp, a former priest who was removed from the ministry after the Archdiocese of Louisville confirmed allegations of sexual abuse against him, died Oct. 25, 2013.  He was 67.

Herp resigned as pastor of St. Leonard Church in Louisville in May 2002 after the archdiocese received a complaint against him. The Vatican dismissed Herp from the priesthood in 2005.

“The archdiocese extends its sympathy to Joseph Herp’s family,” said a statement from the archdiocese. “In praying for the repose of his soul, we also pray for continued healing for his victims and for all victims of sexual abuse.”

Arrangements were handled by Ratterman and Sons on Bardstown Road.