Fr. Michael Higgins

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Higgins was removed from active ministry after he was accused of soliciting sex in a confessional. He denied the allegations and appealed his case to the Vatican. In 1987 Higgins sued Bishop Maher and others alleging that he was falsely accused of sexual misconduct. Higgins has said that Vatican reversed Bishop’s decision and he is a “retired priest.” Diocese denied this, and said that the Pope affirmed the decision to remove his privileges.


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