Fr. Andrew J. Suran

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Ordained: 1933
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Died in 1971. A woman filed suit in 2004 alleging that she was fondled by Suran as an 8-year-old. Further, 14 years later she took a teaching job where Suran was assigned and he fondled and kissed her again. A second woman filed suit in 6/04 alleging abuse when she was 6. Claims included in Diocese’s 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests.


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