Father James Radloff had been at the church for a couple years.
Parishioners like Cricket Daniel are upset they're losing a good pastor.
"He's very much like our pope, not holier than thou. I've become a personal firend. I've had him in my home for dinner and he's come to see my plays. We have similar backgrounds. I like the guy. This is upsetting for someone like me."
Bishop Liam Cary says he's not at liberty to discuss why Father Radloff was removed, but says he did nothing illegal. He just says it became necessary to provide new leadership for the parish.
Father Julian Cassar from Baker City will take over at St. Francis on October 17th.