Fr. Harold V. McGovern

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Oblates in DE and PA announced settlement 8/4/11 with 40 victims who filed suits in DE. Plaintiffs to share in $24.8M settlement as will 150 who settled earlier with Wilmington diocese. One of terms was that Order release names of 12 Oblates with substantiated allegations of abuse. McGovern is one of the 12. Was also pastor and sole priest at Holy Cross church in Kennersville in the Charlotte NC diocese 1980-86. Not indexed in the Directory in the year before and the year after this assignment. Removed from ministry 2008. Living in monitored location in Washington DC. One of his assignments was at Salesianum School. On Charlotte diocese’s list 12/29/19. Added to the Raleigh diocese’s list in 3/21.


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