Monsignor George Mazzotta
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Permanently removed: 2012
Assigned as follows:
- 1966-1971 St. Joseph (Downingtown, PA)
- 1971-1976 Epiphany (Philadelphia, PA)
- 1971-1976 St. Maria Goretti High School (Philadelphia, PA)
- 1976-1978 St. Gabriel (Philadelphia, PA)
- 1978-1980 St. Clement (Philadelphia, PA)
- 1980-1985 St. Eugene (Primos, PA)
- 1985-1988 St. Paul (Norristown, PA)
- 1988 Ss. Cosmas/Damian (Conshohocken, PA)
- 1988-1990 St. Robert Bellarmine (Warrington, PA)
- 1990-1997 Mother of Divine Grace (Philadelphia, PA)
- 1997-2008 St. Madeline (Ridley Park, PA)
- 2008-2010 Stella Maris (Philadelphia, PA)
- 2008-2012 St. Madeline (Ridley Park, PA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Msgr. George Mazzotta:
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it received its first report of sexual abuse by Monsignor George Mazzotta in 2010, when he was accused of abusing a minor at St. Joseph in Downingtown. No information has ever been provided to the public about the details or the context of the sexual abuse.
Mazzotta was suspended from ministry during its internal review board process. After investigation, in 2012, the review board substantiated the allegation and recommended that Mazzotta be deemed unsuitable for ministry. In May 2012, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Mazzotta’s faculties had been permanently revoked and he would no longer function as a priest.
According to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Mazzotta has accepted “a supervised life of prayer and penance.” The exact level of that supervision and even his daily activities is unknown.
Mazzotta is 80 years old. He is likely residing at Villa St. John with other credibly accused Archdiocesan priests who have accepted similar limitations in lieu of removal from the priesthood.
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