Fr. Benedict Wolfe

Order: GHM
Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Died: 04/20/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per the PA Attorney General’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Wolfe molested a 17-year-old girl in McConnellsburg PA in 1979, where he was assigned to St. Stephen’s. The girl was visiting the area with her family; Wolfe invited the family to stay in the rectory. He gave the girl a private room, then sexually assaulted her there during daily visits. Wolfe’s victim reported him to the diocese years later. On Glenmary Home Missioners list 10/11/19 (spelled Wolf). Joined Glenmary in 1941, left in 1975 after working in PA, OH, KY, DC. Died 4/20/97. Included in 1/20 on the Cincinnati archdiocese’s list of those against whom there are substantiated allegations.


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