Cardinal Humberto S. Medeiros

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Boston MA archbishop 1970 until his death in 1983. Allegation surfaced in 2002 that he touched a 14-year-old boy in the groin while giving him a “bear hug” in the chancery. His accuser said the incident occurred the same evening he was allegedly molested by Vice-Chancellor Rev. Fred Ryan. Medeiros had been priest and chancellor in the Fall River MA diocese and Bishop of Brownsville TX. As Boston archbishop he moved pedophiles such as Revs. John Geoghan and Robert M. Burns from parish to parish, telling victims’ families to be silent to avoid scandal.

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