Fr. Philip J. Dowling

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Died: 01/27/2022
Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Admitted to a newspaper reporter in 2005 that he had inappropriately touched one girl. The paper was investigating allegations that he abused two sisters. Placed on leave. Another set of sisters also came forward to accuse him of abuse. Given a life of prayer and penance in 2005. Died in 1/22.

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