Fr. Peter J. Popadick

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Pastor of St. Aloysius Gonzaga when accused by a man in his early 60s in a lawsuit 8/19 of raping and molesting him at age 11. The man also accused Revs. Frank Tuchols, Paul Nogaro and a “Fr. Mike.” Popadick was secretary for former Bishop Head for over 20 years, until 1995. The man also claim molestation by two teachers at St. Mary of Sorrows church and school. He said the abuse occurred at St. Mary’s and at Bishop Fallon High School. Popadick was returned to ministry in 1/20. The accuser reportedly would not cooperate with the investigation and the Diocesan Review Board could not substantiate the allegations against Popadick and Nogaro.


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