Boston archdiocese removes hospital chaplain from ministry after sex abuse allegation

Rev. Christian Ohazulume during his arraignment for the alleged sexual abuse of a child in Randolph at Quincy District Court.
Rev. Christian Ohazulume was arraigned at Quincy District Court. –Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe

A Catholic priest who’s been working as a Boston hospital chaplain since 2010 will face arraignment Tuesday for the alleged sexual abuse of a child in 2007 in Randolph, authorities said.

In a statement, the Boston Archdiocese identified the cleric as the Rev. Christian Ohazulume, an extern priest from Nnewi, Nigeria, who has served as a chaplain at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since 2010 while residing at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Brookline.

The archdiocese said that as an extern priest, Ohazulume is not a priest of the Boston Archdiocese but is visiting from his home diocese in Nigeria. Ohazulume has been barred from parish property in the Boston Archdiocese.