• on October 30, 2018

News Release

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown has announced the list of names of those who have served in the Diocese of Youngstown since its establishment in 1943 who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor and who have been reported to civil authorities.

Bishop Murry states, “I am very sorry that the Church has failed to act aggressively to eliminate this evil. I humbly ask forgiveness from the victims and their families for the grave mistakes the Church has made.”

For the purpose of this list a “credible accusation” against a priest or deacon who has served in the Diocese of Youngstown is an accusation that, after a thorough investigation and review of available information, appears more likely true than not in the judgment of the Diocesan Review Board, and is accepted as credible by the bishop.

The Diocese of Youngstown is committed to comply with local law enforcement and with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002. The Charter contains a comprehensive set of procedures for addressing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy, along with areas that assist the diocese in efforts to provide preventive measures designed to keep minors safe from harm now and in the future. Also included are guidelines for reconciliation, healing and accountability.

Through ongoing education, the Diocese of Youngstown strives to empower people to create and maintain safe environments for our children and youth. Bishop Murry explained, “that as painful as the process of voluntary disclosure of names is for parishioners where these men served, this is one way that we can offer support and dignity to the survivors of clergy sexual abuse and their families.”

This list will be supplemented based upon any future determinations of credible allegations.

The Diocese of Youngstown stands firm in its commitment to report and investigate all allegations of sexual abuse by members of the clergy. If you are a victim of clergy sexual abuse or know someone who is, you are urged to make direct contact with law enforcement. You may also contact retired Detective Sergeant Delphine Baldwin-Casey, the victim assistance coordinator for the Diocese of Youngstown at 330-718-1388.

Clergy of the Diocese of Youngstown against whom credible, substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been made:

Robert Burns
St. Paul, North Canton; St. Thomas Aquinas High School; St. Rose, Girard

Thomas Crum
Cardinal Mooney High School; St. James, Warren; St. John the Baptist, Campbell;
St. Christine, Youngstown; Immaculate Conception, Ravenna; St. Mary, Orwell;
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Youngstown; St. Anthony Parish, Canton; St. Charles, Boardman;
St. Peter of the Fields, Rootstown; Our Lady of Peace, Canton

Anthony Esposito
St. Aloysius, East Liverpool; St. Rose, Girard; Newman Center at Youngstown State University

Richard Evritt
St. Paul, Salem; Holy Family, Poland; St. Paul, North Canton; St. Patrick, Kent; St. Pius X, Warren

James Fondriest (deceased)
St. Joan of Arc, Canton; St. Columba Cathedral; St. Paul, Salem; St. Joseph, Alliance;
St. Joseph, Ashtabula; St. Anthony, Canton; St. Joseph, Mantua

Ernest Formichelli (permanent deacon)
Holy Family, Poland

Paul Gubser (deceased)
St. Patrick, Youngstown; Christ Our King, Warren; Immaculate Conception, Ravenna;
St. Frances Cabrini, Conneaut; St. Nicholas, Struthers; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, McDonald;
St. Peter, Canton; Sacred Heart, Youngstown; St. John, Summitville; St. Patrick, Salineville;
St. Philip Neri, Dungannon;  St. Peter of the Fields, Rootstown

John Hammer
St. Louis, Louisville; St. Columba Cathedral; St. Aloysius, E. Liverpool

Robert Hill (deceased)
St. Stephen, Niles; Ursuline High School; Canton Central Catholic High School; St. Joseph, Suffield;
All Saints, Canton; Assumption of Mary, Geneva; St. Joseph, Jefferson

Thomas Kelly (deceased)
St. Columba Cathedral; St. Ambrose, Garrettsville; Mother of Sorrows, Ashtabula;
St. Brendan, Youngstown; St. Christine, Youngstown; St. Aloysius, E. Liverpool;
St. Lucy, Campbell; St. Rose of Lima, Youngstown

Donald Oser (deceased)
Assumption of Mary, Geneva; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Austintown; St. Nicholas, Struthers;
St. Luke, Boardman; St. Patrick, Hubbard; Regina Coeli, Alliance; St. Patrick, Youngstown;
St. Jude, Columbiana; Christ Our King, Warren; St. John the Baptist, Canton; St. Paul, North Canton

Robert Reidy
St. Mary, Conneaut; St. Nicholas, Struthers; St. Joseph, Canton; St. Peter, Canton;
St. Joseph, Alliance; Chaplain, US Navy; Sts. Peter and Paul, Youngstown;
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Niles

John Ryan (deceased)
St. Charles, Boardman; Holy Family, Poland; St. Mary, Massillon;
Sts. Philip and James, Canal Fulton; St. Mary, Warren; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Youngstown;
Christ Our King, Warren

Robert Sabatino (deceased)
St. Patrick, Hubbard; Ursuline High School; Cardinal Mooney High School; St. Joseph, Maximo;
Regina Coeli, Alliance; Immaculate Conception, Ravenna

Louis Santucci
St. Thomas Aquinas High School; St. Barbara, Massillon; St. Patrick, Kent; St. Catherine, Lake Milton

John Schmidt (deceased)
St. Barbara, Massillon; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Ashtabula; Sacred Heart, Youngstown;
St Patrick, Youngstown; Our Lady of Peace, Canton; Mother of Sorrows, Ashtabula;
St. Joseph, Massillon; St. George, Lisbon; St. Ann, Sebring

William Smaltz
St. Mary, Massillon; St. Edward, Youngstown; Our Lady of Lourdes, E. Palestine;
St. Mary Parish, Conneaut

Jose Vazques
St. Joseph, Canton; St. Charles, Boardman

John Warner
St. Peter Parish, Canton; St. Mary Parish, Warren; St. Edward Parish, Youngstown;
St. Joan of Arc, Canton; St. Vincent de Paul, Vienna; St. Aloysius, East Liverpool;
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Aurora; St. Peter and Paul, Youngstown;
Sts. Philip and James, Canal Fulton

Francis Zapitelli
St. Peter, Canton; St. Paul, Salem; St. Rose, Girard; Assumption of Mary, Geneva

Clergy of the Diocese of Youngstown against whom credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been made after the accused was deceased:

Joseph Bennett
St. Charles Parish, Boardman; Immaculate Conception Parish, Youngstown;
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Ashtabula; St. Aloysius Parish, East Liverpool;
St. Nicholas Parish, Struthers; St. Joseph Parish, Canton; St. James Parish, Warren;
St. Stephen Parish, Niles; St. Andrew Parish, Kingsville; Assumption Parish, Geneva

John P. Cunningham
St. Paul Parish, Salem; St. Paul Parish, North Canton; St. Aloysius Parish, East Liverpool;
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, East Palestine; St. Christine Parish, Youngstown;
SS. Philip and James Parish, Canal Fulton; St. Stephen Parish, Niles

Gerald Curran
St. Nicholas Parish, Struthers; St. Rose Parish, Girard; St. Patrick Parish, Hubbard;
Immaculate Conception Parish, Wellsville; St. William Parish, Champion; St. Joseph Parish, Maximo;
St. John Parish, Canton; St. Rose Parish, Girard; St. Joseph Parish, Mogadore

Joseph Galganski
St. Mary Parish, Warren; St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown; St. James Parish, North Jackson;
St. Brendan Parish, Youngstown; St. Catherine Parish, Lake Milton; St. Joseph Parish, Suffield

Henry Gallagher
Immaculate Conception Parish, Youngstown; St. Ann Parish, Youngstown;
St. Joseph, Hospice, Louisville; Mercy Hospital Canton; St. Joseph Parish, Youngstown

John Gallagher
St. Edward Parish, Youngstown; St. Barbara Parish, Massillon; St. Patrick Parish, Youngstown;
Holy Family Parish, Poland

James Hennessey
St. Nicholas Parish, Struthers; Immaculate Conception Parish, Wellsville;
Mother of Sorrows Parish, Ashtabula; St. Therese Parish, Brewster

John Lyons
St. Ann Parish, Youngstown; St. Aloysius Parish, East Liverpool; Immaculate heart of Mary, Austintown;
Immaculate Conception Parish, Wellsville; Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, McDonald;
St. Joseph Parish, Youngstown; St. James Parish, North Jackson; St. Joseph Parish, Austintown

John Parillo
St. Joseph Parish, Canton; Cardinal Mooney High School, Youngstown – Faculty;
Central Catholic High School, Canton – Faculty

Clergy from Religious Orders against whom credible, substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been made while serving in the Diocese of Youngstown:

Bernard Dupont, OP
St. Dominic, Youngstown

Donald Marrokal, CR (deceased)
St. Nicholas Parish, Struthers; St. John Parish, Canton; St. Paul Parish, Salem;
St. Patrick Parish, Youngstown; St. Jude Parish, Columbiana; St. Rose Parish, Girard

Giles Nealen, OSB (deceased)
St. James Parish, Waynesburg

Clergy from other Dioceses against whom credible, substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been made and who have subsequently reside in the territory of the Diocese of Youngstown.

Robert Castelucci (Diocese of Pittsburgh)

Anthony Cipola (Diocese of Pittsburgh, deceased)

Non-Clergy from Religious Orders against whom credible, substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been made while employed in the Diocese of Youngstown:

Stephen Baker, TOR (deceased)


Spanish Version Below:

Youngstown, 30 de octubre, 2018
El obispo George V. Murry, S.J., de la Diócesis Católica de Youngstown, ha anunciado la lista de nombres de quienes han servido en la Diócesis de Youngstown desde su establecimiento en 1943, y que han sido acusados de abuso sexual a menores, y reportados a las autoridades civiles.
El obispo Murry afirma, “Siento mucho que la Iglesia haya fallado en actuar agresivamente para eliminar este demonio. Pido humildemente el perdón de las víctimas y sus familias por los graves errores que la Iglesia ha cometido”.
Para la intención de esta lista, una “acusación creíble” contra un sacerdote o diácono quien haya servido en la Diócesis de Youngstown consiste en una acusación que, luego de una exhaustiva investigación y revisión de la información disponible, parece más cierta que incierta, a juicio de la Junta de Revisión Diocesana, y es aceptada como creíble por el obispo.
La Diócesis de Youngstown está comprometida a cumplir con el cumplimiento de la ley local y con la Carta para la Protección de los Niños y los Jóvenes establecida por la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos en el 2002. La Carta contiene un exhaustivo conjunto de procedimientos para tratar las denuncias de abuso sexual a menores por parte del clero católico, junto con las áreas que asisten a la diócesis en sus esfuerzos para proveer con medidas preventivas diseñadas para mantener a los menores a salvo de todo daño ahora y en el futuro. También incluye las pautas para la reconciliación, la curación y rendición de cuentas.
A través de la educación continua, la Diócesis de Youngstown se esfuerza por capacitar a las personas para crear y mantener un ambiente seguro para nuestros niños y juventud. El obispo Murry explicó que “a pesar de lo doloroso que es para los feligreses de donde estos hombre sirvieron, el proceso voluntario de divulgar los nombres, esta es una manera en la cual nosotros podemos ofrecer apoyo y dignidad a los sobrevivientes de abuso sexual por parte del clero, y sus familias”.
Esta lista será complementada basada en cualquier futura determinación de alegatos creíbles.
La Diócesis de Youngstown se mantiene firme en su compromiso de reportar e investigar todos los alegatos de abuso sexual por parte del clero. Si usted es una víctima de abuso sexual por parte del clero o conoce a alguien que lo sea, se le insta a hacer contacto directo con los representantes de la ley. Usted también puede contactar a la detective retirada Sargento Delphine Baldwin-Casey, coordinadora de asistencia a las víctimas para la Diócesis de Youngtown al teléfono 330 718-1388.

El clero de la Diócesis de Youngstown contra quienes se han hecho denuncias creíbles y fundamentadas, de abuso sexual a menores:

Robert Burns
Thomas Crum
Anthony Esposito
Richard Evritt
James Fondriest (fallecido)
Ernest Formichelli (diácono permanente)
Paul Gubser (fallecido)
John Hammer
Robert Hill (fallecido)
Thomas Kelly (fallecido)
Donald Oser (fallecido)
Robert Reidy
John Ryan (fallecido)
Robert Sabatino (fallecido)
Louis Santucci
John Schmidt (fallecido)
William Smaltz
Jose Vazquez
John Warner
Francis Zapitelli

Clero de la Diócesis de Youngstown contra quienes se han hecho denuncias creíbles de abuso sexual a menores, después de que el acusado haya fallecido:

Joseph Bennett
John P. Cunningham
Gerald Curran
Joseph Galganski
Henry Gallagher
John Gallagher
James Hennessey
John Lyons
John Parillo

Clero de Ordenes Religiosas contra quienes se han hecho demandas creíbles y fundamentadas de abuso sexual a menores hechas mientras servían a la Diócesis de Youngstown:

Gerald Dupont, OP
Donald Marrokal, CR (fallecido)
Giles Nealen, OSB (fallecido)

Clero de otras Diócesis contra quienes se han hecho demandas creíbles y fundamentadas de abuso sexual a menores y que hayan residido posteriormente en el territorio de la Diócesis de Youngstown:

Robert Castelucci (Diócesis de Pittsburgh)
Anthony Cipola (Diócesis de Pittsburgh, fallecido)

No clero de Ordenes Religiosas contra quienes se han hecho demandas creíbles y fundamentadas de abuso sexual a menores mientras estuvieron empleados por la Diócesis de Youngstown:

Stephen Baker, TOR (fallecido)

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