Fr. Anthony Mercieca

Ordained: 1962
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Admitted in 10/06 that he fondled altar boy Mark Foley (later U.S. Rep for FL,) in the mid-1960s when Foley was ages 11-13. John Doe 26 then filed suit, alleging that Mercieca performed oral sex on him in the late 1970s at age 12-13. Mercieca admitted that he skinny-dipped with Foley, gave him nude massages, and took him on trips to DC and NYC. (Foley was forced to resign from Congress in 2006 because of his behavior with pages.) Civil suit against Mercieca settled in 7/07. Another suit filed in 10/08 claimed abuse in 1977.

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