Fr. John F. Doherty – Diocese of Pittsburgh

Father John F. Doherty

Diocese of Pittsburgh

Ordained: 1961

Removed from ministry: 1986

Summary of Allegations Against Father John F. Doherty:

Father John F. Doherty was first identified as an accused priest in the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s 2018 list of credibly accused priests.  According to the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Doherty was removed from ministry in 1986.  The allegation(s) against him was/were not reported to law enforcement until 2007.

The number of allegations against Doherty is not clear, nor has the Diocese of Pittsburgh offered any details about the allegation(s), such as the age/gender of the victims or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. The Diocese has said only that at least one of the allegations was deemed “credible and substantiated” after an internal investigation.

Doherty is still living and is believed to be residing in Pennsylvania.  He is approximately 81 years old.

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