Fr. Richard G. Johnson

Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

‘Retired”‘ from Boston in 1997. At 80, he was working part-time for the Palm Beach Diocese in 2003 when he was placed on leave after the diocese learned that he had been accused of ‘relationships’ with teenage girls as early as the 1950s. Cardinal Law certified in 1998 that Johnson was in good standing despite a 1994 written allegation that in 1963 Johnson had entered into a 1 1/2 year ‘relationship’ with 15-year-old girl. Personnel files released in 2/03. In 8/11 the Boston archdiocese’s database said allegations found unsubstantiated but privileges restricted.Died 3/2/17.


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