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‘By the grace of God,’ Father Joseph Jiang makes it through five-year quest to clear his name

Father Xiu Hui “Joseph” Jiang prayed before a relic of the true cross in the sacristy before he celebrated Mass at Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis on Nov. 29. Father Jiang recently settled a defamation lawsuit against Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, which issued an apology to him and the archdiocese.

As associate pastor of Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis Parish, Father Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang celebrates Masses, hears confessions, answers sacramental emergencies and more; in other words, the usual stuff of a typical priestly ministry for which all priests are thankful, but Father Jiang even more so.

For five years, his priestly ministry was in limbo at best, in doubt at worst.

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