Fr. Peter J. Karalus

Ordained: 1997
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia. Placed on leave in 3/20 due to an allegation of sexual misconduct involving a male minor in 2011. Karalus allegedly used inappropriate words during confession. Karalus emphatically denied the allegation. The diocese announced 5/28/20 that the Diocesan Review Board found the allegation to be unsubstantiated, and the D.A. found no basis to file charges. Karalus was returned to active ministry.

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