Fr. John Dowling

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Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Ordained for the Diocese of Savannah-Atlanta. Worked in the Sacramento diocese 1947-81. Faculties withdrawn and dismissed from Sacramento diocese after report in 1981 of child pornography. Allegation to diocese in 1983 of assault of a boy. Dowiing died in 2000. Three allegations of abuse of boys under age 14, occurring 1954-81, received by the diocese 2002, 2004 and 2019.

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