Fr. Philip DeChico – Diocese of Harrisburg

Fr. Philip DeChico – Diocese of Harrisburg

Fr. Philip DeChico  Fr. Philip DeChico

Ordained: 1974

Died: 2006

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Joseph the Worker (Bonneauville, PA)
  • St. Joseph (York, PA) (1974-1976)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School (Shamokin, PA)
  • St. John the Baptist (Mt. Carmel, PA)
  • Lebanon Catholic High School (Lebanon, PA)
  • St. Catherine Laboure (Harrisburg, PA)

Summary of Allegations Against Fr. Philip DeChico:

Fr. Philip DeChico was not identified or discussed in the August 2018 grand jury report so not much information has been made public about the allegation(s) against him.

DeChico appears on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s August 2018 list of accused of priests. According to the Diocese, DeChico was first accused of sexual abuse after his death.  No other information is provided as to the gender of his victim, the dates of the alleged abuse, of the context.

DeChico died in 2006 at the age of 57.

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