Fr. Edward F. Rupp

Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

In a 1994 civil suit, a man claimed Rupp abused him several times as a teenager in the late 60s-early 70s, and that Rupp was an alcoholic who had committed sexual improprieties with other parishioners. Rupp had received counseling for alcoholism. He resigned from his assignment and was sent for evaluation and counseling after the allegation. The suit was dismissed by a court in 1998. The Vatican ordered permanent removal from active ministry as of 6/14/07, and sentenced him to a life of prayer and penance. Deceased, per the diocese’s list 6/19. In 2020 another man came forward, alleging Rupp sexually abused him beginning when he was a 13-year-old altar boy at St. Ignatius of Antioch in the late 1970s. Rupp’s accuser said he told another priest about the abuse, who told him not to tell anyone.


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