June 20 - Archdiocese of Boston Revokes Faculties of Rev. Gabriel Michel, a Priest of the Archdiocese of Cap-Haitien, Haiti*

(Braintree, Mass.) June 20, 2010…The Archdiocese of Boston today announced the revocation of Rev. Gabriel Michel’s faculties to perform public ministry while in the Archdiocese of Boston as a result of receiving allegations of adult sexual misconduct.  Fr. Michel, a priest of the Archdiocese of Cap-Haitien in Haiti, has served in the Archdiocese of Boston since 2002, most recently as parochial vicar at St. Angela’s Parish in Mattapan and Coordinator of the Archdiocese of Boston’s Haitian Apostolate.  Fr. Michel also has served as a chaplain at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. 

The Archdiocese has notified the Most Reverend Louis Kebreau, SDB, Archbishop of Cap-Haitien concerning this matter.

The Archdiocese’s Haitian Apostolate and the Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach are available to assist any individual affected by this news.  The Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach number is 781-794-2581.