Atonement Father Carter dies at 91; was longtime leader in Brooklyn

January 3, 2022 | Crux

By Catholic News Service | Photo credit: Franciscan Friars of the Atonement

BROOKLYN, New York — Father Martin Carter, a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement, died Dec. 25 at age 91.

The Black priest who had initially been turned away from seminaries because of his race, was well-regarded in the Diocese of Brooklyn, where he led Our Lady of Victory Parish for 13 years.

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