Fr. Jose Morales Vazquez

Ordained: 2008
Status: Sentenced

Diocese: Diocese of Biloxi MS

Arrested 9/9/15 at home of 12-year-old boy whose father called police after walking in on Morales Vazquez engaged in sex act with the boy. Charged with two counts sexual battery against a minor. Admitted behavior and to abuse of other children. Mexico native. Attended St. Meinrad Seminary, Indiana. Pastor since 1/15/14 of St. Francis Xavier in Wiggins and St. Lucy Mission in Lucedale. Associate pastor 2009-2011 Immaculate Conception in Laurel and Sacred Heart in Hattiesburg 2011-2014. Pled guilty. Sentenced 5/16 to 10 years in prison and ordered deported upon his release. On diocese’s list 1/24/19. Laicized.

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