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Priest quits BC board as uproar grows

Role in supervising alleged abuser at issue

The Rev. Bradley M. Schaeffer resigned from the Boston College board of trustees Thursday amid mounting criticism of the role he played in supervising a former Jesuit priest who allegedly molested dozens of children over 40 years.

As a committee of the Boston College board launched a review of Schaeffer’s role in the abuse scandal, he delivered a brief letter to board chairwoman Kathleen M. McGillycuddy announcing he would step down.

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