Assignment Record– Rev. Joseph Fugolo, C.S.

Summary of Case: A priest of the Missionaries of St. Charles (Scalabrinians) ordained in 1967, Fugolo has ministered in Massachusetts and New York in the US, Quebec in Canada and Rome, Italy. Fugolo was accused by a man in 1997 of having taken nude photographs of him when he was a child in the late 1960, in Massaahusetts. This same accuser reported that he was sexually abused during this same time period by Rev. John Bocciarelli, who was pastor of the church in which Fugolo served. In October 2015 Fugolo remains in minstry in Quebec.

: 1967



Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Boston archbishop was Richard James Cushing (1944-1970), followed by Humberto Sousa Medeiros (1970-1983).

1972 St. Anthony's (Italian)


A man reported to the archdiocese in 1997 that he had been sexually abused when he was 9 or 10 years- old, between 1967-1969, by Fugolo and another priest at St. Anthony's. (1997 archdiocesan memo)

MA 2/2 Parish had a school with 179-145 boys and 187-144 girls.
1972 1976 Sacred Heart (Italian) Boston MA    


Montreal archbishop was Paul Gregoire (1968-1990).

1979 Montreal University Montreal Quebec, Canada student Fugolo earned a degree in Pastoral Theology. ( March 10, 2010)
1979 1986 Our Lady of Pompeii Montreal Quebec,
1986 1993 General House Rome Italy General Counselor; Minister of Finance for the Scalabrinian order.  


New York archbishop was John Joseph O'Connor (1984-2000).

1998   New York (Greenwich Village) NY Fugolo was appointed Provincial Superior for the Eastern US, for Canada, the Caribbean, Venezuela, and Columbia in 1993. (Staten Island Advance (New York)
October 20, 2007)


Edward Michael Egan replaced O'Connor as archbishop (2000-2009).

2008 New York Trust for the Center for Migration Studies Staten Island NY Director  
1999 2009 American Committee on Italian Immigration, Inc. New York NY    
1999 2008 St. Charles House of Studies Jamaica NY    
1999 2002 Scalabrini Pastoral Center   NY    
1999 2008 Friends of Radio Maria, Inc. Ridgewood NY    
2001 2009 Scalabrinian Missionaries Staten Island NY In 2005 Fugolo was again elected Provincial Superior. He stepped down in 2009. (  


Jean-Claude Turcotte is Montreal archbishop (1990-201 ).

2010 Scalabrini Centre Montreal Canada Administrator Per, March 2010. This is a center for refugees and immigrants.


Christian Lépine succeeded Turcotte (2012-).

2015 Madre Dei Cristiani LaSalle, Montreal Quebec, Canada 1/2 This assignment is per Madre Dei Cristiani's website, accessed October 26, 2015.

: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1968-2009)

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This assignment record was last updated on October 26, 2015.