Fr. Philip A. Magaldi

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Left Providence in 1988 after claims of financial mismanagement. Moved to Ft. Worth diocese under Bishop Delaney in 1990. Pled guilty 1992 to embezzlement, returned to ministry after eight months. Accusation in 1997 in Ft. Worth. Still active until 1999 accusation; a 1999 lawsuit claimed abuse of a boy in Boston while Magaldi was a Providence priest. Plaintiff died; suit dismissed in 2000. Retired. HIV positive. Laicization requested; died 8/08. Another claim settled 8/21/12 in Ft. Worth. Lawsuit filed 9/19 claimed abuse of a boy, ages 12-17, in the late 1970s-early 1980s, while pastor of St. Anthony’s in Providence. Suit in 10/20 alleges abuse of boy over five years, including on a trip to NYC in 1983. Dismissed by judge who ruled that church leadership could not be sued as “perpetrators.”


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