Fr. George C. Berthold

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

A lawsuit filed in 2000 claimed molestation of a boy in 1972 while Berthold was assigned to St. Joseph’s in Woburn. Archdiocese said it learned of allegations in 1999. While dean of St. John’s undergraduate college in Brighton in 1995, he was accused of improper advances towards a freshman seminarian. Cardinal Law dismissed him but then allowed him to teach in NC in 1997. Archdiocese finally withdrew permission and he was fired. Personnel file released 12/02. Still on administrative leave 10/15; canonical proceedings in process. On the Charlotte diocese’s list 12/29/19.

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