Fr. Victor Phelan – Archdiocese of Newark

Father Victor Phelan

Archdiocese of Newark

Ordained: 1971

Removed: Unknown

Assigned as follows:

  • 1971-1976      Bawku Catholic Mission (Bawku, Ghana) 
  • 1976-1978      Residence (Chicago, IL) 
  • 1978-1979      St. Mary’s (Plainfield, NJ)
  • 1980-1989      White Fathers of Africa activity (Africa)
  • 1989-1992      Missionaries of Africa (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1990-1991      Missionaries of Africa (Chicago, IL)
  • 1993-2019      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Victor Phelan:

Father Victor Phelan was a priest of the Society of Missionaries of Africa order. His ministry took him from Ghana in West Africa to the archdioceses of Chicago, Newark and Los Angeles. He was assigned for at least one year (1977) in Plainfield in the New Jersey. Father Phelan was accused of child sexual abuse in a lawsuit settled in May 2013. His whereabouts beyond 1992 are unknown. 

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