October 13, 2020 - The Holy See Determines Allegation Against Rev. John P. Carroll Unsubstantiated; Remains Restricted from Ministry/Senior Priest Status

News October 14, 2020

The Archdiocese of Boston announced today that the Holy See has determined that an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor involving Rev. John P. Carroll is unsubstantiated. Fr. Carroll will remain restricted from ministry and is designated senior priest status.
Fr. Carroll is 91 years old, was ordained in 1953 and has been on administrative leave since 2005 while the allegation was investigated.
Through its Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach, the Archdiocese continues to make counseling and other services available to survivors, their families and parishes impacted by clergy sexual abuse and by allegations of abuse by members of the clergy. Cardinal Seán encourages any person in need of pastoral assistance or support to contact the Archdiocese’s Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach by calling 617-746-5985.
You may view the assignment history and status of Fr. Carroll by clicking here.
To learn more about the Archdiocese of Boston efforts in responding to clergy sexual abuse and support for survivors and their loved ones please click here.