Fr. John A. Geiger

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 3/1/19. Allegation noted to have been made after his death. Died 3/23/95. Per a eulogy posted online, Geiger had been a pastor, teacher, and editor of the diocesan newspaper. It alluded to his “struggle of the past nine years,” and that he resisted the assistance offered by Bishop Griffin, which led to his suspension. It said the bishop lifted the suspension the day before Geiger died of cancer, at Geiger’s request. Nicknamed “Gus” or “Buddy.”


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