Fr. Michael Schapfel
Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD
Schapfel, a native of Germany, had been working in the DC area since 2004 serving German communities and diplomats. He was suddenly removed from ministry 4/10 and returned to Germany after allegations that he had molested numberous girls and young women
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