Bishop Out After I-Team Report

October 3, 2008 3:55:50 PM PDT
The Episcopal bishop of Philadelphia was defrocked on Friday, two years after the ABC7 I-Team revealed he covered up his brother's sexual misconduct.

That brother, Father John Bennison, served as pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church in Clayton, until the I-Team reported that he carried out affairs with married woman while working at a Southern California church, and targeted some of the teens he was supposed to be supervising.

On Friday, a church panel ruled that his older brother, Chuck Bennison, must be removed as bishop of the Philadelphia Diocese.