Former parish priest accused of sexual misconduct

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer
A Roman Catholic priest who served in Claresholm, Nanton and Champion from 2006 to 2010, has been removed from his parishes in Calgary and placed on administrative leave.
The Diocese of Calgary addressed the situation in a statement they issued on Oct. 27.
That statement read in part, “The Diocese of Calgary has received allegations of sexual misconduct involving two minors and several adults by Fr. Malcolm D’Souza.
“These incidents are alleged to have taken place at St. Mark’s Parish, Calgary during his assignment as pastor from 2010-2016.
“Bishop McGrattan has removed Fr. Malcolm D’Souza from St. Bernard’s and Assumption parishes and placed him on administrative leave. Fr. D’Souza is currently prohibited from exercising priestly ministry in the Diocese of Calgary
“The Diocese of Calgary has contacted law enforcement authorities in accordance with its policy document of the Sexual Misconduct Committee of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary. The investigation is open and will align with this Diocesan policy. There will be no further comments until the investigation has been completed.”
Anyone who has information regarding sexual misconduct or abuse by Fr. Malcolm D’Souza is encouraged to report these incidents to the RCMP; to Patricia Jones, chair of the sexual abuse and misconduct committee at 1-833-547-8360; or to Fr. Tim Boyle, the Bishop’s delegate, at 1-403-330-5923.