Priest Removed from Ministry for Sexual Misconduct Allegations

WPBN [Michigan]
February 23, 2007

The Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord has announced a Northern Michigan Priest has been permanently removed from the ministry for allegations of sexual misconduct. Seventy-nine year old Reverend Raymond Pilarski denies the allegations against him, but the congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome agreed to remove him. The allegations of sexual misconduct alleged to have occurred in the mid-1970's. Reverend Pilarski has been retired since 1998. The removal means the reverend is prohibited from presenting himself publicly as a priest. Civil authorities have been notified.


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