The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Friday, March 16 that general counsel Tim Coyne, who manages legal affairs, had been placed on administrative leave.

There was no explanation or comment from the Archdiocese. Spokesman Kenneth Gavin said, “It’s a personnel issue; therefore we won’t be discussing it publicly.”

Ordinary legal matters of archdiocesan entities will be handled by the law firm of Conrad O’Brien in Coyne’s absence.