Fr. John J. Bonzagni

Ordained: 1980
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

A woman filed suit in 2003 alleging she was fondled by Bonzagni on three occasions when she was 16 and preparing for confirmation. She said she notified the diocese twice, the first time in 2002. Her claims settled in 8/04 as part of $7.5M settlement reached between 45 claimants and the Springfield diocese involving 18 priests. Bonzagni was cleared by diocese in 11/04. Named monsignor in 12/06. Head of the pastoral planning office in 2008. Named co-vicar of the diocese in 7/15. Named leader of three parishes in 12/15.

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