Fr. Louis J. Govoni
Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA
Files released in 1/03 show that Govoni was accused of abusing a male student at Archbishop Williams High in 1972-74. Cardinal Mederios was warned in 1977 that teenage boys frequently stayed in Govoni’s room and that one was seen partially undressed at 2:00 a.m. Absent “without permission” from ministry from 1978. Lawsuit filed in 8/02. Working in 2003 as a substitute teacher at Duxbury High. Fired immediately after news of allegations. “Voluntary” laicization in 2010 announced 2/11/11. Boston AD database in 8/11 says case concluded canonically.
- Boston Archdiocesan Assignment Record
- Boston Globe 01.30.03
- Boston Globe 01.31.03
- Boston Herald 01.31.03
- Patriot Ledger 01.31.03
- Patriot Ledger 10.20.08
- Reuters 02.11.11
- Boston Herald 02.11.11
- Statement by Archdiocese of Boston 02.11.11
- The Enterprise 02.11.11
- Boston Globe 02.12.11
- National Catholic Register 08.25.11
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