Fr. Richard Mataconis

Order: SDB
Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Died: 01/21/2014
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY

Worked in NY, MA, LA, AL, the Bahamas and Italy. Sued in 2002 by two men who accused him of sexually abusing them at a New York junior seminary in the 1970s. Suit dismissed after missed filing deadline. Living in Rome in 2004 and conducting tours of the Catacombs of St. Callistus. Has been referred to as Richard Matikonas or Philip Mataconis. Died in Rome 1/21/14. Included on the Salesians list in 3/20 of credibly accused.


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