Fr. DePaul Sobotka

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Died: 01/2/2020
Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Taught for years at Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia. Name appeared on Msgr. Lynn’s 1994 list of extern/order priests who were accused of abuse of children. No public accusations known until 2012. Order and Archdiocese acknowledge that Sobotka was once accused of misconduct with an adult but never a child. Retired with no public ministry. Died 1/2/2020 in Burlington WI. Included as of 1/2024 on the Our Lady of Guadalupe Province Franciscans’ list of credibly accused.

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