Fr. Mel W. Hermanns

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Died: 01/24/2021
Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Pastor of Our Lady Gate of Heaven in Chicago 3/18/2012. Removed in 9/2012; living under supervision. Identified in the 6/18/2013 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. First incident in 1969 involved a St. Lawrence Seminary student. Reported in 1993. Order paid for student’s counseling. Hermanns sent to Paracletes. Also reported in 1990 for suspect conduct involving physical activities with minor males. Died in 1/2021. Name included on the Chicago archdiocese’s list in 10/2022. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General’s Report.

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