Father Bernard B. Costello
Diocese of Pittsburgh
Assigned as Follows:
- 2011 – Retired after completing last assignment at Mary, Mother of the Church parish (Charleroi, PA)
Summary of Allegations Against Father Bernard B. Costello:
According to 2018 media reports, the Diocese of Pittsburgh received allegations against Father Bernard B. Costello claiming that he sexually abused a minor in the 1960s. No further information about the allegation was provided by the Diocese of Pittsburgh, except for a statement that this is the first allegation the Diocese received against Costello.
As a result of the allegation, he was one of three priests placed on administrative leave on August 31, 2018. He is not allowed to present himself as a priest while on leave.
Bernard Costello is still living and is believed to be residing in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. He is 81 years old.
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