Fr. Russell Lawrence Romano

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Newly identified as abuser in Archdiocesan Report of 3/20/06. Resigned from priesthood in 10/91. At least one claim included in 7/09 settlement involving 4 priests and 6 claims. Laicized in 5/09. In 2013, was working as a licensed counselor in Illinois for a healthcare provider. The health care provider began an investigation. Had “retired” as of 6/13. Personnel file released 01/14.


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