Fr. Richard T. Powers

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Powers’ name was included on a 1994 list of 35 priests suspected or accused of abuse of minors. List compiled by Msgr. Lynn. Cardinal Bevilacqua ordered list destroyed at the time but copy turned over to prosecutors in 2012. Accused of sex with a 17-year-old girl in Venezuela while working with the Society of St. James in the late 1980s. Continued in active ministry until 3/12 when archdiocese was expected to remove him. Permanently removed in 4/13.

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