Rev. Paul Ciangetti

Summary of Case: At least three men came forward in 2002-2003 with accusations that Ciangetti sexually abused them as young altar boys at the KY parish at which Ciangetti was a long time pastor. Ciangetti died in 1995.

: 1942


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Covington bishop was Francis William Howard (1923-1944)

1943 St. Mary's Cathedral Covington KY 5/6 The Cathedral had a school with 106 boys and 119 girls.
    St. Agnes Lookout Heights KY  

St. Agnes had a school with 96 boys and 97 girls.

This was a chapel of the Cathedral.


Howard was succeeded by William Theodore Mulloy (1944-1959)

1955 St. Henry's Erlanger KY 2/2, 2/3 St. Henry's had a grade school with 218-382 boys and 197-382 girls, and a high school with 108-168 boys and 85-143 girls.
1946 1957 Diocesan Youth Committee Covington KY    
1956 1987 Diocesan Director of Apostleship of Prayer Covington KY    


Richard Henry Ackerman, C.S.Sp. replaced Mulloy (1960-1978, followed by William Anthony Hughes (1979-1995)


Mary Queen of Heaven



Ciangetti was accused in a 2002 lawsuit of having physically and sexually abused an altar boy in 1971-1976, beginning when the boy was 13 years old. The abuse is said to have occurred at the parish school, in the church, and in the boy's home. (Cincinnati Enquirer
April 23, 2003)

Another man accused Ciangetti in 2003 of having abused him at this parish when he was 7 a year old altar boy. (The Kentucky Post [Covington KY]
Downloaded December 24, 2003)

A third man accused Ciangetti of molesting him beginning when he was a 12 year old Mary Queen of Heaven altar boy, from 1967-1969. (The Kentucky Post [Covington KY]
Downloaded December 24, 2003)

KY 1/1, 1/2 Parish had a school beginning in 1957 with 253-134 students.
1955 1960 Immaculate Heart of Mary Hebron KY   This was a mission of Mary Queen of Heaven 1955-1960.
1987 1995 Retired/St. Augustine's Covington KY 3/3, 2/2, 2/3

In residence.

St. Augustine's had a school with 203-180 students.

Ciangetti died June 19, 1995.

: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1943-1996 )

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