Fr. James E. Russo

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Sued in Brooklyn in 2003 by a man alleging abuse as a boy there in 1973. Russo resigned as pastor of his parish in the St. Petersburg, FL diocese in 1/97 because of “emotional items.” Within week Bishop Lynch told the parish that “an episode of misconduct occurred many years ago” between Russo and an unidentified minor. Other victims came forward. Russo left ministry. Laicized 9/9/16. On the Brooklyn diocese’s list in 2/19.

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