Fr. Richard J. Carelli

Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Worcester MA

Diocesan chancellor 1985-87. Made Monsignor in 1992. Accused in a 4/03 lawsuit of abusing a boy in 1964 while headmaster of Sacred Heart Academy in Worcester. Carelli’s accuser said Carelli would call him into the principal’s office and abuse him there. Further, he said that he failed only one subject that year but that Carelli kept him back, stating it was “because plaintiff had refused his advances.” Retired in 1993 and died in 2000. Total of three suits were settled out of court by 2/06.

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