Archbishop of Portland apologizes for priest accused in hidden-camera case: ‘I didn’t expect him to disobey.’
Was Father Bien paid after being placed on leave?
A. “Yes, he was getting paid,” Sample said. “By church law, I don’t have the option of not giving him support.”
Without criminal charges against Bien, the archbishop had no choice, he said.
However, Bien is no longer getting paid, Sample said. “He’s refusing my order for him to return,” he said. “His failure to follow my order … allows me to cut off all support.”