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 6 months and two years of outpatient treatment, then reassigned to Paterson, NJ. Removed from NJ assignment after 17 years in 2/03. Was to remain a Franciscan and live in a friary doing “internal work” after renewed complaints from family of the student. On Buffalo diocese’s list updated 11/5/18. Included in 10/21 on the Holy Name Province Franciscans’ list of those with substantiated allegations against them.


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