Fr. Joseph T. Papes
Diocese: Diocese of Great Falls-Billings MT
Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 8/21/18. Died 10/26/06 in Michigan. Per his obituary, Papes was ordained for the Diocese of Great Falls where he worked in parishes as an assistant and pastor. At some point he returned to his native Michigan, working in the Diocese of Lansing.
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