Sister Pauline Terese

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

In July 2018 a woman stated publicly that Sr. Pauline Terese abused her in 1955 when she was age 5 and a student at Christ the King School in Snyder. She said Terese told her she was retarded, and that she was terrified and wet her pants. She says that’s when the nun took her to the convent next door and raped her with a crucifix, saying it would cure her “from defiling God’s property.” Terese’s order, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, said she left the congregation in 1982 and is deceased.


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