Fr. Girard F. Angelo – Diocese of Scranton

Fr. Girard F. Angelo – Diocese of Scranton

Fr. Girard Angelo

Ordained: 1955

Died: 2009

Assigned as follows:

  • June 1955 – October 1955: St. Matthew’s (East Stroudsburg, PA)
  • October 1955 – Sept. 1959: St. Thomas (Archbald, PA)
  • Sept. 1959 – Sept. 1962: St. Lucy (Scranton, PA)
  • Sept. 1962 – July 1963: St. Francis (Scranton, PA)
  • July 1963 – Sept. 1967: Mater Delorosa (Williamsport, PA)
  • Sept. 1967 – March 1972: Our Lady of Grace (Hazleton, PA)
  • March 1972 – July 2003, St. Raphael (Harleigh, PA)
  • July 2003: Sacred Heart of Jesus (Harleigh, PA)

During his time at St. Raphael, Angelo appears to have been assigned to Bishop Hafey High School in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, as well.

Summary of Allegations against Fr. Angelo:

In September 2002, the Bishop of Scranton, James C. Timlin, received a letter from a man who reported he had been sexually abused by Angelo when he was 14 at Mater Delorosa parish in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in the early 1960s. Angelo denied the allegations when confronted.  The Bishop reportedly told the victim, who expressed that he did not want to have to sue the Diocese of Scranton, that he would never see any money from the Diocese of Scranton if he tried.

Angelo died in 2009.

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