Fr. John W. Byrnes – Diocese of Brooklyn

Father John W. Byrnes 

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1947

Died: 2014

Assigned as follows:

  • 1947-1962      Our Lady of Victory (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1962-1969      St. Peter Claver (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1969-1972      St. Gregory the Great (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1972-1974      St. Pascal Baylon St (Albans, NY)
  • 1974-1977      Our Lady of Good Counsel (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1977-1979      Nativity-St. Peter Claver (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1979-1983      St. Gregory the Great (Bellerose, NY)
  • 1983                Ss. Joachim and Anne (Queens Village, NY)
  • 1982-1987      Queens County D.A.’s Office’s Second Chance Program

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John W. Byrnes:

According to media reports, in September 2019, Father John W. Byrnes was named on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s updated list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. The details of the allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown. He retired in 2007 and died in 2014.

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