Fr. Joseph A. McGovern

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Extern priest from Wilmington, DE diocese. Sent to Philadelphia to study after abuse allegations in DE. Began saying mass without permission and was asked to leave. Listed in Philadelphia 2005 Grand Jury Report. Name also appears on list of abusive priests released by Bishop Saltarelli 11/16/06. Removed from ministry in 1986. Last known to be living in Philadelphia. Wilmington continued to pay his pension and health benefits. Personnel file released 2/12.

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