Statement Regarding Gary Berthiaume

Released: September 29, 2020

The Archdiocese of Detroit learned today of the arrest of Gary Berthiaume, a former priest who served in southeast Michigan in the 1970s. As a general practice, the archdiocese does not comment on pending criminal matters.

Individuals with knowledge of sexual abuse by clergy or other Church representatives are urged to contact local law enforcement and/or the Michigan Attorney General’s Office at (844) 324-3374 or

Individuals also may contact the Archdiocese of Detroit by visiting or by calling the 24/7 victim assistance line at (866) 343-8055 or by emailing There are no time limits or restrictions on individuals wishing to report abuse.