Fr. Absalom Coutinho (Continuho)

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson


Came to US in 1970 from India. Began working for Paterson Diocese in 1984 and went to Florida “on loan” in 1998. Accused of abuse of 2 females (at least one a minor) in Paterson and removed from duty 2002. Diocese asked Vatican for permission to hold court trial. At least 2 variations of last name.


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