Fr. Joseph Wichmanowski – Diocese of Pittsburgh

Father Joseph Wichmanowski

Diocese of Pittsburgh

Ordained: Unknown

Death: 1977

Assigned as follows:

  • 7/13/1944–12/15/1945: St. Mary (Polish) in McKeesport, PA
  • 12/06/1945–10/23/1946: Holy Cross in Glas sport, PA
  • 10/24/1946–5/18/1949: St. Albert on South Side Pittsburgh, PA
  • 5/19/1949–12/03/1952: St. John Cantius in Sharpsburg, PA
  • 12/04/1952–6/12/1957: St. Stanislaus in Ambridge, PA
  • 6/13/1957–6/27/1962: Chaplin Allegheny Co. Workhouse
  • 6/27/1962–1/31/1969: Pastor St. Cyprian in Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2/01/1969–4/28/1977: Pastor St. Stanislaus in Ambridge, PA

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Joseph Wichmanowski:

In 2004, a lawsuit was filed accusing Father Joseph S. Wichmanowski of sexually abusing a girl for a year, beginning when she was age 12. Wichmanowski repeatedly forced her to perform sexual acts on him beginning when she was 12 years old. The victim alleged that Wichmanowski forced her to perform oral sex on him, provided her with alcohol in the form of church wine, and made her dress provocatively.

The victim related that at one point Wichmanowski invited her to New York, where he told her he would/wanted to impregnate her.

In an article dated September 17, 2007, it was reported that this victim, along with 31
other victims of abuse was part of a settlement with the church for payments totaling $1.2

Wichmanowski died in 1977 and is buried in Saint Adalbert’s Cemetery in Carrick, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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