Fr. John J. Suknaic – Diocese of Harrisburg
Assigned as follows:
- St. Columba (Bloomsburg, PA)
- St. Peter (Columbia, PA)
- Maria Joseph Manor (Danville, PA)
- Our Lady of Lourdes (Enola, PA)
- St. Joseph (Lancaster, PA)
- Divine Redeemer (Mount Carmel, PA)
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Mount Carmel, PA)
Summary of Allegations Against Fr. John Suknaic:
Fr. John Sukanic was not identified or discussed in the 2018 grand jury report. His name was included on the list of accused priests published by the Diocese of Harrisburg in August 2018, however.
Unfortunately, very little information about the allegation(s) against Suknaic was provided. All the Diocese of Harrisburg has disclosed is that the first allegation against Suknaic was made following his death. Additional details, such as the age/gender of the victim(s) and Sukanic’s assignment(s) at the time of the allegation were not provided.
Suknaic died in 2004. He remained a priest in good standing at the time of his death, albeit retired. He also resided in a nursing home operated by the Diocese of Harrisburg at the time of his death.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg and throughout Pennsylvania. The Diocese of Harrisburg filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Harrisburg may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Harrisburg if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.