Fr. John B. Turnbull

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Placed on leave in 2005 after Turnbull’s order learned of allegations that he abused a boy in the late 1970s. The boy was a student at St. Anthony’s School in Streator, IL. Turnbull also worked in IN and OH. He was pastor of Holy Family in Oldenburg, IN in 2005. On the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese’s list updated 4/1/19, noting that he died in 2017. (Some news reports state that he was still living in 2019 at a Franciscan retirement community in Cincinnati). On Peoria diocese’s list by 1/20. On the Franciscan Friars, St. John the Baptist list of those with substantiated allegations against them. On the Cincinnati archdiocese’s list in 2/22.


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