Fr. Hayden Vaverek

Ordained: 1994
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charleston SC

Privileges removed in 3/13 after allegations of sexual misconduct involving a minor more than 15 years prior, when he was pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Greenwood. In 1/11, with permission of the bishop, he began working for Catholic Near East Welfare Association, a papal agency based in NY City. Apparently in Rome when allegations were made public. As of 4/23/13 accuser waived further criminal investigation, saying church punishment was enough. Diocese was continuing investigation. Laicized in 5/16. In 2017 Vaverek created a nonprofit for supporting priests “at a vocational crossroads” called Pax Bonum. Included on the diocese’s 3/19 list of credibly accused.

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