Thursday, June 6, 2013

Rev. Edgar M. da Cunha: Newark archbishop names new vicar General

The Most Rev. Edgar M. da Cunha was named the new vicar general of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark on Thursday, less than two weeks after his predecessor stepped down over his oversight of a former Wyckoff priest who allegedly violated an agreement with law enforcement by working with children.

Archbishop John J. Myers said in a letter made public on May 24 that Monsignor John E. Doran resigned from the position after an independent law firm’s investigation found certain protocols had been followed in the oversight of the Rev. Michael Fugee. The vicar general is second in command in the archdiocese.

Fugee, who confessed to groping a 13-year-old boy, was arrested last month for allegedly violating a memorandum of understanding with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office that barred him from ever working with children. Authorities said he heard confession from children on at least seven occasions, twice in Rochelle Park and once in Paramus. Doran had signed the agreement on behalf of the archdiocese.


NEW JERSEY

The Record

THURSDAY JUNE 6, 2013

BY ABBOTT KOLOFF

STAFF WRITER