Msgr. Gerald J. Burns – Diocese of Scranton
Assigned as follows:
- 1950 St. Ann (Shohola, PA)
- 1950 St. Patrick (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
- 1950-1952 St. John (Honesdale, PA)
- 1952-1953 St. Peter (Wellsboro, PA)
- 1953-1962 St. John the Evangelist (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
- 1962-1968 St. Dominic (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
- 1968-1970 Mercy Heights Hospital (Scranton, PA)
- 1970-1982 Blessed Sacraments (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
- 1982-1984 St. Gabriel (Hazelton, PA)
- 1984-1994 St. John the Evangelist (Pittston, PA)
- 1994 Retired/Named Pastor Emeritus of St. John the Evangelist
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Msgr. Gerald J. Burns:
In 1994, Bishop James Timlin received a letter from a woman whose husband was sexually abused by Msgr. Gerald Burns during the time he was an altar boy at St. John’s in the early 1950s. Burns denied the allegation, but accepted the Bishop’s recommendation that he retire from ministry. Burns and the Diocese of Scranton paid for the man’s therapy for several years.
Burns died in 1999.
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