Fr. Ronald P. Sciera

Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/21 under the NY Child Victims Act of “unpermitted sexual contact” with a 13-year-old in 1972, while assigned to St. Aloysius in Cheektowaga. Suspended in 9/21 pending the investigation of accusation(s) of abuse reportedly discovered in documents filed in the diocese’s bankruptcy case. Sciera denied the allegations. He reportedly had a friendship with Pope John Paul II. He was a board member of the John Paul II Foundation and was therefore often in Rome for meetings. In 9/21 was retired and living in FL.


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