Fr. Michael Juran – Diocese of Buffalo

Father Michael Juran

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1976

Removed: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • Mother of Divine Grace Church (Cheektowaga, NY) 
  • St. Gabriel Church (Elma, NY)  
  • Prince of Peace and Our Lady of Mount Carmel churches (Niagara Falls, NY) 
  • Fourteen Holy Helpers Church (West Seneca, NY)  
  • St. Benedict Church (Eggertsville, NY) 
  • St. Stephen Catholic Church (St. Petersberg, FL)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Michael Juran:

Father Michael Juran was a well-known former priest who once worked as a stunt car performer in an automotive thrill show. According to media reports, in October 2018, he was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation after allegations of two cases of sexual misconduct with children were reported. No information regarding the allegations was disclosed. Father Juran was living in the St. Petersberg area in Florida at the time he was removed. In May 2019, the Diocese of Buffalo announced that the allegations against him were determined to be substantiated. The case is to be reviewed by the Vatican in Rome.

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