Fr. Protasio Soares

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Summary of Assignments:

  • Unknown — St. Bartholomew

Notes:  Woman wrote letter to NY Times in Dec. 1997 claiming abuse by Soares, a priest from Goa India in late 1950s. He is now retired and living in Mysore, India. She complained to Diocese and to Cardinal O’Connor but no results. Named as one of 24 abusive priests in civil suit filed 10/1/03 in Brooklyn. Suit alleges he abused female plaintiff from 1954 to 1955 when she was 9. He was assigned to St. Bartholomew Parish in Elmhurst.

Sources:  Newsday 10.02.03; Queens (NY) Chronicle 10.09.03