Fr. Lawrence T. Fares
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI
From Kobayath, Akkar, Lebanon. Ordained in Rome. Arrived in the U.S. in 1969, began work in the Detroit archdiocese. Incardinated in 1977. Retired in 1997. Removed from ministry in 1/21, at age 96, after the Archdiocese Board of Review deemed credible allegations of child sex abuse dating to early in his priesthood. The archdiocese was informed in 7/19 of the allegations, which had been reported to the police. Added to archdiocese’s list of accused in 1/21.
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