Monsignor Joseph DeSimpliciis
Diocese of Brooklyn
Assigned as follows:
- 1951-1977: St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church (Brooklyn, NY)
- 1977-1978: Retired, Queen of Peace Residence (Queens Village, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Joseph DeSimpliciis:
According to media reports, in 2019, a lawsuit was filed alleging that Msgr. Joseph DeSimpliciis sexually abused a minor boy from approximately 1958 to 1962 while he was at St. Joseph Patron in Brooklyn, New York. Fr. Romano Ferraro, an accused priest, was also a priest serving at St. Joseph Patron in Brooklyn at the same time DeSimpliciis was.
Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.
DeSimpliciis retired in 1977 and died in 1978.
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