Fr. Christopher D. Lucas
Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA
Ordained for the Conventual Franciscans. Incardinated into the Philadelphia archdiocese as a diocesan priest in 2002. Allegations received by the archdiocese in fall 2018 were made public in 9/19. Accused of sexually abusing a minor prior to ordination in the early 1970s, while Lucas was also a minor. Deemed by the archdiocese to be unsuitable for ministry. Ministry restricted, faculties withdrawn in 9/19.
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