Robert Wyzgoski: He Served Metro Detroit

By Jim Schaefer
Detroit Free Press [Michigan]
January 3, 2007

The Rev. Robert F. Wyzgoski, whom the Vatican banned in 2005 from dressing or working as a Catholic priest, died of a heart attack at his home Saturday.

The Bloomfield Hills resident was 73.

He was pastor of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Beverly Hills from 1996 to 2002.

Robert Wyzgoski

Earlier, he served at St. Benedict in Waterford, Our Lady Queen of Peace in Harper Woods, St. Christopher and St. Suzanne in Detroit, and St. Veronica in Eastpointe.

In 2002, the Archdiocese of Detroit removed him after learning of allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls in the 1960s in Wayne County. In 2005, the Vatican accepted the abuse claims and upheld the ban issued by Cardinal Adam Maida.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, 32340 Pierce, Beverly Hills.


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