[News Release] Diocese and retired priest named in lawsuit

Diocese of Worcester website

October 1, 2020

Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, announced that the Diocese of Worcester has been named in a suit along with Fr. Thomas Mahoney, retired priest of the diocese, for abuse of a minor in the 1970s. The law office of Attorney Carmen Durso is representing John Doe as the claimant.

Bishop McManus said, “Because of the serious nature of the allegation, and consistent with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, Fr. Mahoney was notified that I have relieved him of his faculties as a priest.”

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