Fr. John Pascal Sabas

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Sabas was accused of having sexually abused at least one 14-year-old boy during the summer of 1964. Sabas’s alleged victim reported the abuse to the diocese in 1974, during Bishop Joseph McShea’s tenure. When Sabas’s accuser discovered in 1989 that the priest was still assigned to parish work, he sued Sabas and the Allentown diocese; the case was settled out of court for $40,000 in 1991. The diocese reportedly had assured the man several times that he was only victim. Sabas died in 1996. Shown as still active in the 1993 Catholic Directory. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list.


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