Catholic Priest

Absalom Coutinho (Continuho)

Ordained: 1972

Arrived in US from India in 1970. Assigned to Paterson Diocese in 1984. Went to Florida “on loan” in 1998. Accused of abuse of two females, at least one a minor, in Paterson and removed from duty 2002. Diocese asked Vatican for permission to hold court trial. At least two variations of last name. On Archdiocese of Newark’s list 2/13/19; noted to have worked at St. Nicholas in Jersey City. Permanently removed from ministry.