Syracuse Diocese releases names of accused priests


December 3, 2018

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse today released the names of those priests against whom it has found credible allegations of child sexual abuse.

The list, going back 70 years, contains 57 names. Each listing includes a date of ordination and the current status of the priest (e.g. removed from ministry, deceased, etc.) but not information on which parishes the priests were assigned to or when. There also is no information on when the alleged abuse took place, or how many accusations were made against them.

At least five of the priests previously served in the Utica area, however, according to O-D staff familiar with the local churches.

They are: Felix R. Colosimo, deceased; Robert J. Kloster, removed from ministry; James F. Quinn, deceased; H. Charles Sewall, deceased; William A. Lorenz, removed from ministry. All were ordained in the late 1950s or the 1960s.

The list is broken into sections based on how the claims against the priests were handled.

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