Fr. John Kennington

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Worked in Brazil 18 years, then Baltimore, Washington DC and New York. May have been at an Opa Locka FL parish 1993-94 as Fr. John ‘Kenning’, C.Ss.R. In 1989 a teenage girl told her mother Kennington sexually abused her and her younger brother 1984-87, beginning when the girl was 11 and the boy was 8. Kennington was a close family friend who stepped in to help the mother after a divorce, including with childcare. They attended the Manhattan parish where he was assigned. The brother filed suit in 1993, settled in 2001. The sister could not sue, due to NY statute of limitations. Kennington was sent around 1995 to Order’s monastery in Esopus, NY, assigned to archive Shroud of Turin research. He was honored in 2009 on the 50th anniversary of his ordination. Living in Brooklyn by 2010. Still active in 2016. Named in new lawsuit 2/19.

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