Fr. Sylvester J. Holbel

Ordained: 1928
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Assigned to St. Mary of the Angels, Olean, All Saints in Buffalo, then named pastor of Nativity of Our Lord in Orchard Park in 1960. Superintendent of Diocesan schools 1941-1961. Retired 1978. Died 9/10/83, age 80. Accused publicly in 3/18 of sexually abusing a male minor. Not on the diocese’s 3/20/18 list of ‘removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.’ Diocese included deceased clergy only if they were the subject of more than one accusation. Accuser said he was invited by diocese to participate in reconciliation and compensation program.

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