Catholic Diocese of Greensburg removes Uniontown priest

Tribune Review

June 30, 2018

By Matthew Medsger

A priest with the Diocese of Greensburg has been removed from his assignment following allegations of abuse about 50 years ago at an Apollo parochial school.

The Rev. James W. Clark, assigned as parochial vicar for five Uniontown-based parishes, was removed from his positions with the diocese Friday, according to a release issued Saturday evening.

The parishes are St. Mary (Nativity), St. John the Evangelist, St. Therese, Little Flower of Jesus and St. Joseph. He also was removed as chaplain of Uniontown Hospital.

“An allegation was received by the Diocese of Greensburg on Thursday … against Father James W. Clark, which dates to events five decades ago, prior to his entrance into the seminary and ordination as a priest, while working as a janitor at the former St. James School in Apollo,” the release reads, in part.

That school closed in 1998, according to information provided by the Apollo Historical Society.

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