Former Youngstown Priest Removed Due to Allegations

By Alan Rodges
November 16, 2018

The Diocese of Phoenix has removed Frank Zappitelli from public ministry upon learning that he was accused of sexual misconduct within the Diocese of Youngstown.

Eighty-four-year-old Zapitelli was incardinated into the Diocese of Phoenix on April 15, 1983. He was assigned to the following parishes in the Diocese: St. Maria Goretti, St. Louis the Kin, Resurrection, Christ the King, St. Jerome, and St. Daniel the Prophet.

The allegation against Zappitelli was sexual misconduct with a minor. This allegedly occurred in the mid-1970's in the Youngstown area.

The Diocese of Phoenix is communicating with the Diocese of Youngstown regarding this allegation.








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