Former Cathedral High Instructor Allegedly Abused Minors in 1970s
ST. CLOUD -- Another name has been added to the list of clergy likely to have abused minors.
Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of St. Cloud is now including Father Antonio Marfori. Marfori was ordained October 7, 1978, at St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud.
A complaint alleges Marfori sexually abused a minor in the late 1970s while he was an instructor at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. A second complaint alleging that Marfori sexually abused a minor in the late 1970s also while he was employed at Cathedral High School, was filed in March 2016.
Besides working at Cathedral, throughout the years Marfori was an associate at St. Francis Xavier in Sartell, associate pastor at St. Paul in Sauk Centre, as well as a pastor at St. Agnes in Roscoe, St. Margret in Lake Henry, St. Pius X in Zimmerman, and St. Anne in Kimball. Marfori was also a canonical administrator at St. Elizabeth in Brennyville, SS. Peter and Paul in Gilman and St. Joseph and Morrill.
Kettler removed Marfori's priestly faculties, meaning he is no longer allowed to present or function as a priest.
Marfori currently lives in St. Cloud under restriction. Bishop Kettler held listening sessions in the areas Marfori served.