Fr. John P. Carroll

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed from Boston assignment in 1963 after “true allegation of sexual misconduct with an adult woman.” Sent as extern priest to Pittsburgh PA diocese and worked in at least 6 parishes. Returned to Boston in 1972. Accused in 1997 of raping a boy in early 1960s at St. Michael’s in Elizabeth PA. Carroll denied allegation, told Cardinal Law. Kept in ministry until December 2003. Pittsburgh Diocese waited 11 years after learning about allegations before notifying parishioners in 2014. In 9/15 Carroll remains on administrative leave while steps being taken toward laicization. Living at a private assisted-living facility. In 9/20 the Boston archdiocesan website shows the allegation was unsubstantiated, and Carroll’s status was senior priest, ministry restricted. Carroll died 7/8/21, at age 92.


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