Fr. John P. Bernard

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Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Camden NJ

Accused of abusing a boy for 5 years, beginning 1972. A 1994 RICO lawsuit settled in 2003. Two other claims settled for $50K 1993. Left parish ministry in 1977 for military chaplaincy. Retired in 1992 and permanently removed from ministry. On diocese’s list 2/13/19. Sued 12/19, accused, along with Revs. Jay Shannon and John Kelly, of abuse of a boy, age 12, in 1974.

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