Fr. Edward Balestrieri

Order: OSST
Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton NJ

Removed from ministry 5/1/02 after a woman wrote to the Trinitarians to complain that Balestrieri “inappropriately touched her son,” age 11, in 1975 in Trenton, NJ, when he was a member of the Order. He had been incardinated into the Belleville Diocese in 1985. On 1/24/09 the Belleville diocesan website gave his status as “Administrative Leave/Retired.” Died 9/10/12. On the Belleville diocese’s list 12/19/18.


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