Fr. Christopher Pliauplis

Ordained: 1987
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Started as a a religious order brother in Steubenville OH, left for three years to become a nurse, then ordained for the Steubenville diocese. Transferred in 1991 to the Rockville Centre diocese to be near his ailing mother, briefly to Brooklyn, then to the Archdiocese of New York. ‘Absent on Leave’ while at parish in Rockville Centre. Accused of inappropriately touching 17-year-old boy in 1/06 on Staten Island. Placed on leave in 3/06; faculties removed in 6/06 per recommendation of Archdiocesan Review Board. Pliauplis appealed to Vatican; archdiocese announced in 6/08 that church court had cleared him and he returned to ministry 7/1/08, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Assisted there until at least 2011; in 5/17 he had been ‘On Leave of Absence’ since 2012.

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