Fr. Fidelis G. Lazar

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Died: 03/18/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Lazar’s name was added 5/18/18 to the Erie diocese’s list of credibly accused priests, lay employees and volunteers. Noted to be no longer in ministry. Died 3/18/18 in CT. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It revealed that Pittsburgh diocese received report in 1986 from a male teen that Lazar sexually abused him in 6/86. Sent to a diocesan treatment facility; admitted to sexual activity with children. Went on leave of absence. Withdrew from active ministry in 9/89. Another allegation in 9/94 of repeated abuse in the early 1980s of a male teen. In 3/02 a man alleged abuse in the 1960s by Lazar at St. Vincent’s Prep School in Latrobe. Lawsuit in 7/20 claims abuse in 1975 of a 7-year-old. Included in 8/18 on the St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe PA Benedictines’ list of credibly accused.


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