Clarification on cases involving Fr. Eduard Perrone

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August 12, 2020

As in all civil court cases, a civil lawsuit filed by Fr. Eduard Perrone against a Macomb County representative was presented to a panel of attorneys in July for what is called case evaluation. The purpose of that case evaluation process was to induce a monetary settlement between the parties. It was not a finding of fault.

The Archdiocese of Detroit was not party to that lawsuit. It had no involvement whatsoever in the recent decision to settle the matter prior to trial. Thus, it would not be appropriate to comment on the decisions made by the parties involved.

Totally separate from these civil court proceedings, a Church (canon) law review involving Fr. Perrone was initiated last year. Until that canonical proceeding is fully resolved, Fr. Perrone is presumed innocent while restricted from all public ministry. Such cases come under the jurisdiction of the Vatican. The Detroit archdiocese continues its call for prayers for all those involved in this matter.

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