Fr. Alphonsus Figlewski

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Order: OFM Conv
Status: Settled

Died: 12/5/1948
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Also known as Alphonse. Ordained in 1905. Worked in Shamokin PA, Milwaukee WI, Chelsea MA, Bridgeport CT, Baltimore MD, Ellicott City MD, Loretto Italy, and Hamburg NY. Named publicly as accused in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report. Assigned to St. Stanislaus in Fells Point, Baltimore 1924-1939. Died in 1948. In 1997 and again in 2002 a man reported to the Archdiocese that he was sexually abused as a boy in the 1930s by Figlewski. The man said Figlewski would take altar boys one at a time on trips on the streetcars, instructing them to wear short pants for the trips. The priest provided the shorts from a “sizable wardrob[e] he maintained for this purpose.” Figlewski would reach into the boys’ pants and fondle them during the streetcar rides. The man eventually received a settlement from the Archdiocese.

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