Diocese of Phoenix Sued for Alleged Child Sex Abuse by Former Priest
September 2, 2020
Father John P. Doran allegedly abused two boys while they attended the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in the 1970s.
Two lawsuits were filed against the Diocese of Phoenix and one of its churches Wednesday for alleged sexual abuse from a former priest.
Father John P. Doran allegedly abused two boys while they attended the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in the 1970s, according to the suit filed by the now-adult victims.
"The two men who have come forward today have waited decades for the Bishop of Phoenix to be fully transparent about the pedophile priests working in this Diocese,” said attorney Robert Pastor.
Doran, who died in 1997, served as a priest across Arizona after he was ordained in 1945.