Fr. Peter S. Kanchong

Ordained: 1968
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Extern priest from Thailand. Began working in Boston in 1977. Arrested in 1983, charged with molesting a girl, age 9. Also molested her two brothers. Received probation; refused treatment. Cardinal Law asked that he be recalled to Thailand. Cardinal Medeiros had already withdrawn Kanchong’s right to say Mass and act as a priest in 1983 after negative letter from bishop in Thailand. Refused to return to Thailand. Living in the Meeting House Hill section of Dorchester in Boston as of 7/5/16. Omitted from Boston archdiocesan list on 8/25/11. Included on the list in 10/18, noted to be AWOL. Status remains the same in 8/22.

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