Fr. Leonard F. Stanton

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Ordained: 1943
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Ordained for Boston, transferred to Sioux Falls SD after several years, where he had long career and leadership positions, including Director of Catholic Boy Scouts. Died 4/3/97. One of 12 priests named as abusers in a 9/02 civil suit filed by 27 plaintiffs. Archdiocese accused of cover-up. On Sioux Falls diocese’s list in 3/19. It notes that his faculties were removed 4/93.

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