Fr. George C. Berthold – Diocese of Charlotte

Fr. George C. Berthold

Diocese of Charlotte 

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Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father George C. Berthold:

Fr. George Berthold appears on the Archdiocese of Boston’s list of credibly accused clergy related tp an allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor in 1972 in Massachusetts. The allegation was made known to the Boston Archdiocese in 1996, according to published reports, and Berthold was dismissed as dean of St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts.

In 1997, Berthold took a teaching position at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina, but when the Boston abuse allegation was made public in the late 1990s, he was fired from the college and his priestly faculties in the Diocese of Charlotte were removed.

According to the Diocese of Charlotte, Berthold’s petition for laicization is now pending before the Vatican. The Charlotte Diocese says it has no allegations of sexual abuse involving Berthold. His name appears on the Diocese of Charlotte’s list of credibly accused priests as a result of the Massachusetts allegation.

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