Fr. Bruno Primavera

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Priest of Toronto, Canada archdiocese. Sent to Norwich diocese with warning that he was known to seek out teen boys. Civil suits filed 2001 and 2002 alleged abuse of two boys at parishes in CT in late 1970s. Sent for treatment. Transferred to Las Cruces NM diocese. Arrested there 1990 for abuse and child porn. Sentenced to four years’ prison. Laicized. Died 1/17/06. In 11/06 Norwich diocese settled 2002 suit by one man for $1.1M. Remaining suit settled 1/07 for $2M. On Las Cruces diocese’s list 11/8/18. It notes reports of abuse in 1990 and in 2016. Assigned to NMMI and Assumption parish in Roswell 1989-90. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19; removed from ministry there in 1980. On Hartford list 1/22/19; NW Catholic HS faculty 1981, removed after two months. Lived at an Enfield parish 1981-83, helped out. Removed from ministry 1990 by Toronto.


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