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Priest abuse victims question if Archdiocese properly investigated, referred cases to Vatican

Paul Calamari Mark Vath

Title: Priest abuse victims question if Archdiocese properly investigated, referred cases to Vatican
Author: David Hammer and Ramon Antonio Vargas
Publisher: WWL-TV
Date: 05NOV2020

NEW ORLEANS — Mark Vath thought the sexual abuse complaint he filed against his father’s cousin, a Roman Catholic priest named Paul Calamari, was resolved when the Archdiocese of New Orleans put Calamari on a 2018 list of clerics strongly suspected of molesting children.

Church officials also agreed to pay Vath a $100,000 settlement for his ordeal. That was less than a month before the release of the roster of fallen priests and deacons. Church officials also later told him they believed his allegations.

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