Fr. John R. Poirier

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Porier was the only active accused priest on a list released by the diocese in 2/02. Allegedly solicited a boy for sex in the 1970s. Placed on leave. In 7/02, two men filed suits alleging abuse as children. Per the 2003 Attorney General’s Report, Poirier was described by church officials in 1988 as a “compulsive homosexual.” He received treatment but was still not celibate three years later. Began attending Sexual Addiction Support group meetings in 1994. Assigned to a life of prayer and penance, per the diocese’s list 7/31/19.

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