Fr. Gilbert Albert Pansza

Ordained: 2000
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Removed from active ministry in 12/06 and sent for treatment. Original story says that he admitted in 1998, prior to ordination, that he had sexually abused a minor in the early 1970s. Bishop Delaney conducted an investigation and decided that sufficient time had passed and Pansza could be ordained. Allegation discovered after a review of priest files per newly appointed Bishop Vann. Conflicting stories in 2/07 as to when abuse occurred and if it was once or ongoing.

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