Bishop Joseph Keith Symons

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Palm Beach FL

Bishop of Palm Beach Diocese1990 until resignation in 6/98 when it was revealed that he had molested five young men early in his ministry(1958-60s) in the Miami archdiocese. News public after a victim reported abuse to a church official. Symons admitted abuse and also to the abuse of the other four youths. Bishop of Pensacola-Tallassahee knew of abuse in 1995 but did nothing. By 1999 Symons was leading spiritual retreats for adults in MI.


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