Father Thomas Devery
Archdiocese of New York
- Our Lady of Pity R.C. Church (Bulls Head, NY)
- 2014-2021: Our Lady Star of the Sea (Staten Island, NY)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Thomas Devery:
In August 2019, a lawsuit was filed in the state Supreme Court in Manhattan against the Archdiocese of New York, alleging that Father Thomas Devery sexually abused an altar boy at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Shrub Oak, Westchester County, in 1984. According to the suit, the boy was 15-years-old when Devery engaged in unpermitted sexual contact with him.
In March 2021, the advocacy group, SNAP, is calling upon the Archbishop of New York to remove Devery from ministry and parochial vicar at Our Lady Star of the Sea R.C. The Archdiocese of New York has not informed parishioners about the allegations, and he remains in active ministry.
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