Former Garrett Priest Accused

By Sue Carpenter
KPC News
December 8, 2011

A former local priest has been removed from his post at a Fort Wayne parish following an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor. Father Thomas C. Lombardi, 62, served the St. Joseph parish in Garrett from July 1997 until July 2, 2006, when he was appointed as pastor of St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Church on the south side of Fort Wayne. Lombardi was relieved of his duties at the Hessen Cassel parish in Fort Wayne after a lawyer from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend...

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