Fr. Thomas M. Gillespie

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Gillespie was pastor of St. Theresa of Lisieux in North Reading MA when placed on Administrative Leave 2/15, after the archdiocese received an allegation he sexually abused a minor in the late 1970s. Archdiocese notified law enforcement and launched its own investigation. Status in 5/16 is “Administrative Leave, Case in Process.” In 2020 his status is “found unsubstantiated; Restricted; Senior priest.”


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