Boston Priest. 86, Accused of Pennsylvania Abuse
August 18, 2014
Pittsburgh's bishop has notified parishioners that a retired priest now living in Boston has been 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 says 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 say they don't know the accuser's name and that Boston church officials are investigating.