Fr. Leo Burns – Diocese of Scranton

Father Leo Burns – Diocese of Scranton

Fr. Leo Burns    Fr. Leo Burns

Ordained:  1947

Died: 1988

Assigned as follows:

  • 1949        St. Peter (Wellsboro, PA)
  • 1949        St. James (Jessup, PA)
  • 1950-1952    Christ the King (Dunmore, PA)
  • 1952-1966    Sacred Heart (Jermyn, PA)
  • 1966-1967    Annunciation (Williamsport, PA)
  • 1967-1975    St. Pius X (Royal, PA)
  • 1975        St. Ann (Williamsport, PA)
  • 1975        St. Joseph (Minooka, PA)
  • 1975-1988    St. Joseph (Scranton, PA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Fr. Leo Burns:

Fr. Leo Burns was not identified or discussed in the 2018 grand jury report but his name did appear on the August 2018 list of credibly accused priests published by the Diocese of Scranton.  Unfortunately, no information was provided as to the gender/age of the victim(s) nor the date(s) the abuse is alleged to have occurred. However, it does mean that the allegation(s) was found to be credible by a the Diocese of Scranton’s internal Review Board.

Burns died in 1988.  He was a priest in good standing with an active assignment at St. Joseph in Scranton at the time of his death.

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