Fr. Manuel R.M. Fernandez
Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ
From Spain. Monsignor. Placed on leave in 2002 after he was accused of inappropriate conduct with a young girl in 1982. DA’s office said matter was beyond statute of limitations. Diocese committee recommended he be removed. Returned to Spain where he was an active priest in the Diocese of Ourense. Died at age 71 in 8/06. On Trenton diocese’s list 2/13/19. Multiple alleged victims noted.
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