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Fr. Louis Mako – Diocese of Buffalo

Father Louis Mako

Diocese of Buffalo

Louis Mako Diocese of Buffalo Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1962

Died: 1998

Assigned as follows:

  • Sacred Heart of Mary (Jermyn, NY)
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus (Wilkes-Barre, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Louis Mako:

Father Louis Mako was born in Romania, and ordained a priest in Europe in 1962. He served in the Diocese of Scranton from 1975 to 1977. He died in 1998. According to media reports, his name was included in the Diocese of Scranton’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor released in August 2018. His name was also included in the Diocese of Buffalo‘s updated list of priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor. Details of the allegation, including when and where the alleged misconduct occurred, are unknown. The original list was published in March 2018.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout New York. The Diocese of Buffalo filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Buffalo may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Buffalo if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.   

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Fr. Louis Mako – Diocese of Scranton

Father Louis Mako 

Diocese of Scranton

Louis Mako  Diocese of Scranton Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1962

Died: 1998

Assigned in Scranton as follows:

  • Sacred Heart of Mary (Jermyn, PA)
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Louis Mako:

Father Louis Mako was ordained a priest in 1962 in Europe. He served only two years in the Diocese of Scranton from 1975-1977. According to media reports, Father Mako was not identified or discussed in the 2018 PA Grand Jury Report, but his name did appear on the August 2018 list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse by the Diocese of Scranton.

Unfortunately, no information was provided as to the gender/age of the victim(s) nor the date(s) the abuse is alleged to have occurred. However, it does mean that the allegation(s) was found to be credible by the Diocese of Scranton’s internal Review Board. The case sent to the Vatican in 2019. It’s unclear how long it will take for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to decide if the priest violated canon law and will be punished.

Father Mako’s name was also included on Diocese of Buffalo list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. released in November 2018.

Father Mako died in 1998.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Scranton. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Pennsylvania, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Scranton may have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.