Retired Buffalo priest Sardina suspended after abuse allegation: Served as chaplain of Brothers of Mercy

By Charlie Specht
September 13, 2018

A retired Buffalo priest has been suspended pending an abuse complaint.

"After receiving an abuse complaint against Father John J. Sardina, Bishop Richard J. Malone has placed Father Sardina on administrative leave as an investigation continues," the Diocese of Buffalo said in a statement on its website. "This administrative leave is for the purpose of investigation and does not imply any determination as to the truth or falsity of the complaint."

Sardina was ordained in 1960, diocesan directories show, and served in the following assignments: Unknown (1961), Nativity in Buffalo (1962-64), Our Lady of Pompeii in Lancaster (1965-67), Holy Cross in Buffalo (1968), Coronation in Buffalo (1969-77), Holy Cross in Buffalo (1978-80) and St. Anthony in Fredonia (1981-86).


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