Retired priest, 86, accused of abuse in Western Pa.

August 18, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh’s bishop notified parishioners that a retired priest now living in Boston was accused of molesting a child at a Western Pennsylvania parish where he served in 1962 and 1963.

Bishop David Zubik also urged anyone who attended St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth – or five other Pittsburgh-area parishes through 1972 – of the allegations.

The Boston Archdiocese said the Rev. John Carroll lives in a home for retired priests in the Boston area.

The priest also served at St. Isaac Jogues in Elrama, St. Margaret in Green Tree, St. Susanna in Penn Hills, St. Alphonsus in Springdale and St. Denis in Versailles, which is now part of St. Patrick parish in McKeesport, all in the Pittsburgh diocese.

Pittsburgh diocesan officials said they don’t know the accuser’s name and Boston church officials are investigating.



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