Fr. Antonio F. Marfori

Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Accused in 10/12/15 lawsuit of engaging at least once in unpermitted sexual contact with Doe 75, a boy aged about 15 in 1978 at Cathedral High School, where Marfori worked 1978-80. Attorney Jeff Anderson stated that Marfori orally copulated the boy on a trip, and that a second boy was abused by Marfori in the same way. Marfori is a native of the Philippines and graduated from St John’s University in Collegeville MN in 1972. After learning of the suit, the diocese removed Marfori’s faculties and began an investigation. When the suit was filed, Marfori was not included in the diocese’s list of clergy accused of sexual abuse or an addendum to that list. Marfori reportedly remembers the complainant but said there was “no truth” to the allegation. In a 3/16 lawsuit a second former Cathedral High student claimed abuse by Marfori in the 1970s. Diocese added name to its list in 1/18. Per bishop, Marfori was living under restrictions in the diocese. The diocese’s list in 7/22 shows that Marfori was laicized.

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