Fr. Gerald J. Burns

Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Monsignor. First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Allegation to the diocese in 1994 that Burns sexually abused an altar boy for years in the 1950s at St. John’s in Honesdale. Burns denied the abuse. He retired, per Bishop Timlin’s suggestion. Diocese and Burns paid for counseling for the alleged victim. Burns died in 1999. On diocese’s list 8/19/18. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 11/20 of repeatedly abusing a boy, age 11, in 1972.

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