Father Adrian Walter Van Hal
Diocese of Lafayette
Assigned as follows:
- St. Genevieve (Lafayette, LA)
- Lake Arthur, LA
- Evangeline, LA
- Cameron, LA
- St. John the Evangelist (Melville, LA)
- Chaplain, U.S. Army
- St. John the Evangelist (Jeanerette, LA)
- Our Lady Queen of Heaven (Lake Charles, LA)
- Our Lady of Mercy (Opelousas, LA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Adrian Walter Van Hal:
Fr. Adrian Walter Van Hal was ordained a priest in 1937, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Lafayette. According to media reports, in April 2019, he was publicly named on the Diocese of Lafayette’s disclosure list of “priests against whom credible allegations have been made regarding sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult.” Information about the date, age/gender of his alleged victim/victims and the nature of the alleged sexual abuse was not provided by the Diocese of Lafayette.
Fr. Adrian Van Hal died in 1970.
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