Priest Added To Clergy Abuse List
KNSI News | Jan 12, 2018 AT 5:12 pm
(KNSI) - Another name has been added to the list of clergy who served in parishes within the Diocese of Saint Cloud and have been identified as likely to have abused minors.
Father Antonio Marfori becomes the 40th person on the list.
In October of 2015, a lawsuit was filed accusing Marfori of sexually abusing a St. Cloud Cathedral High School student in the 1970s while Marfori was teaching at the school.
Bishop Donald Kettler ordered an investigation and told Marfori that he couldn't function or present himself as a priest during the investigation.
A second complaint was filed in March of 2016, alleging Marfori sexually abused a minor in the late 1970s while he was an instructor at Cathedral High School.
The resolution of the lawsuits is still pending.
The Diocese says, in line with past practice, Bishop Kettler held listening sessions in areas where Marfori served.
Father Marfori was ordained Oct. 7, 1978, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.
The Diocese says Marfori (pictured below) lives in St. Cloud under restrictions.
The full list, which now stands at 40 individuals, can be seen here.
Bishop Kettler encourages all victims of abuse to come forward, and asks all Catholics to pray for the healing of all the victims and survivors of sexual abuse.