Fr. Joseph Bucolo

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 1/71 the parents of a 10-year-old boy told the diocese that Bucolo molested their son the previous summer during a two-day trip to the Jersey shore. Bucolo admitted the abuse. Sent to St. John Vianney for treatment and moved to another parish. Removed from active ministry in 7/02. In 9/10 a 64-year-old man alleged abuse by Bucolo as an 8-year-old altar boy. The diocese arranged for a meeting between Bucolo and the man. Bucolo admitted he “did wrong” and asked for forgiveness. Settled for $20K. On diocese’s list 8/19/18.

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