Retired Priest-abuse Story
August 20, 2014
In a story Aug. 18 about a retired priest accused of molesting a child in the early 1960s in western Pennsylvania, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he now resides at a home for retired priests in the Boston area. The Boston Archdiocese said the Rev. John Carroll lives at an assisted-living facility neither owned nor operated by the archdiocese.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Boston priest. 86, accused of Pennsylvania abuse
Retired Boston priest accused of abuse while working in Pittsburgh diocese in early 1960s
PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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.
Church officials say the Rev. John Carroll now lives in an assisted-living facility in the Boston area that is neither owned nor operated by the archdiocese.
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.