Fr. John W. Eccleston

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Died: 02/9/2012
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Included on the Diocese of St. Cloud list of accused 1/03/2014. Prior to joining the St. Cloud diocese, Eccleston worked in the Archdiocese of Washington DC. He was assigned to St. Bernadette’s in Silver Spring MD in at least 1950 and 1960. Began work in St. Cloud in 1962, incardinated in 1973. Died 2/9/2012. On the Washington DC archdiocese’s list 10/15/2018, which notes having received a report of sexual misconduct in 1960; Eccleston was sent for evaluation and treatment, then assigned to ministry in St. Cloud. The WDC list also noted that he was arrested and convicted in MN in 1982. On the Charleston diocese’s list 3/29/2019, where he was a visiting priest. Noted to be the subject of a settlement.

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