Father John Wall
Diocese of Paterson
Assigned as follows:
- St. Virgil (Morris Plains, NJ)
- Chaplain (St. Mary Hospital, Passaic, NJ)
- Our Lady Queen of Peace (Branchville, NJ)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John Wall
Father Wall’s name first appeared publicly on the Diocese of Paterson’s list of accused priests published in February 2019. The Diocese of Paterson 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. However, according to the Bishop of Paterson, in the case of each priest on the list, “the Diocese of Paterson received information concerning possible misconduct by the individual, investigated the matter for corroborating evidence and determined that the report was credible. Accordingly, while those individuals may deny having engaged in illegal behavior involving a minor and they are entitled to be presumed innocent in a criminal court of law, the Diocese has determined that the information it received was credible and it has thus included their names on this disclosure.”
According to the Diocese of Paterson, Wall died in 1983. At the time of his death, he was a priest in good standing.
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