Fr. Bernard Splawski

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused in 1986 of fondling a student at Bishop Timon High School in South Buffalo. Underwent inpatient treatment for six months and two years of outpatient treatment, then reassigned to Paterson, NJ. Removed from his NJ assignment after 17 years in 2/2003. Was to remain a Franciscan and live in a friary doing “internal work” after renewed complaints from the family of the student. On the Buffalo diocese’s list updated 11/5/2018. Included in 10/2021 on the Holy Name Province Franciscans’ list of those with substantiated allegations against them.

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