Fr. John F. McCole

Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

A man filed civil suit in 6/09 in NC alleging that in the 1970s when he was an altar boy, McCole abused him on several occasions in Philadelphia and then took him to NC where he and another priest, Justin Pechulis, forced the boy to participate in group oral sex while a third man watched. The suit also alleged that Cardinal Krol was told of the abuse but dismissed the allegations saying “That’s just how men behave with each other.” McCole denied the allegations. Died 1/21/15.

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