Garabedian Shames Diocese for Recent Church Bulletin


August 29, 2019

By Brendan Keany

“This is not rocket science, this is common sense.”

On Thursday afternoon, prominent Boston sex abuse victims attorney Mitchell Garabedian stood in front of the Buffalo Diocese with Wayne Bortle, yet another alleged victim who’s filing a claim against the institution.

Bortle claims that he was abused by Fr. Robert Conlin, and he filed a civil complaint which stated the allegations, as well as the adverse affect of a church bulletin which was distributed by Mary Immaculate Parish last Saturday.

Bortle filed suit against the Diocese of Buffalo and St. Mary’s Parish but not against Conlin because Conlin died in 1997.

The Bulletin refers to Conlin Hall, named after Robert Conlin, even though Bortle has requested a name change.

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