Fr. Theodore Lucas
Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH
On ‘medical leave of absence’ beginning 3/14. The diocese announced 5/16/18 that Lucas was being placed on administrative leave due to a credible accusation of “sexual misconduct involving a minor.” Pending further investigation, Lucas was not “to function in any capacity as a priest anywhere.” Assigned 1984-89 to St. Bartholomew’s in Middleburg Heights, 1989-97 to Resurrection of Our Lord in Solon and St. Mary Magdalene’s in Willowick 1997-2014. Per the diocese’s list 6/21/19, Lucas was on administrative leave pending the Vatican’s decision regarding laicization.
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