Fr. George Kavungal
Diocese: Diocese of Gary IN
Native of India, born in 1941. Carmelite of Mary Immaculate (CMI) priest. Arrived in Gary 1978. First named publicly as accused on Gary diocese list released 8/27/18. Noted to have six allegations against him. Report to diocese in 3/02 of abuse by Kavungal in 1982. He was assigned 1981-84 to Ss Peter and Paul in Merrillville. Returned to India by 11/85. Worked in schools 1991-2000. Went to Sweden 9/00, where a woman accused him of sexual harrassment; left Sweden 1/04. Moved to Kenya. Back to India 2005. Last known to be in India and removed from public ministry.
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