Deacon Matthew J. Skurat

Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Deacon. Name included on the diocese’s list 3/22/19 of clergy on whose behalf settlements were paid related to allegations of sexual abuse of minors.The allegations against Skurat were not determined to be credible. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, Skurat was accused of abuse of a boy, age 10, 1983-91. In 2003 Skurat resigned and his faculties were removed. He was reinstated in 2004. Died 9/4/13.

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