Fr. Joseph J. Lang

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Name on 4/02 list of priests removed from assignments due to past allegations of abuse. Allegation against Lang was based on report of sexual activity with a minor in the U.S. In 1988 Lang was “loaned” to the Diocese of Prince George in Canada and continued to work there until 4/02 when his faculties were revoked by the Cleveland bishop. Lang had received treatment and was allowed to return to work, per the list. Vatican permanently removed him from active ministry as of 6/14/07. Died 4/2/13

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