Parish hall still named for accused priest in Pavilion

Batavia Daily News

August 31, 2019

By Matt Surtel

The parish hall at Mary Immaculate Church remains named for the accused Rev. Robert Conlin as his alleged victim conducts a lawsuit against the Buffalo Diocese.

Wayne Bortle and his attorney Mitchell Garabedian spoke during a Thursday press conference in Buffalo, simultaneously decrying the fact that the hall continues to bear Conlin’s name.

Conlin, who died in 1997, was added this past November to the list of priests with credible sex abuse allegations against them. A church bulletin dated Aug. 25 still featured an event at “Conlin Hall.”

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