Fr John P. Wagner – Diocese of Syracuse

Father John P. Wagner

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1962

Removed: 2002

Assigned as follows:

  • Onondaga Community College (Syracuse, NY)
  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Syracuse, NY)
  • Most Holy Rosary (Syracuse, NY)
  • Our Lady of Pompei (Syracuse, NY)
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Clay, NY) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John P. Wagner:

Father John P. Wagner was among 32 priests in the Diocese of Syracuse who were removed as part of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People that was established in June 2002.

Father Wagner’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018. It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. It was noted that he was removed from ministry.

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