Fr. John J. Rebovich – Diocese of Harrisburg

On Behalf of | Feb 17, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Fr. John Rebovich, o.s.j.

Diocese of Harrisburg


Assigned in the Diocese of Harrisburg as follows:

  • 1973-1974 St. Joseph (York, PA)
  • 1973-1974 Trinity High School (Shiremanstown, PA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. John J. Rebovich:

Father John Rebovich, originally ordained as a member of the Oblates of St. Joseph religious order, has been accused of sexual abuse by multiple persons in the Dioceses of Harrisburg as well as in the Byzantine Diocese of Parma (Ohio). He also worked in the Byzantine Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Diocese of Scranton before his permanent removal from ministry in 1990 following allegations that he sexually abused multiple children. He was never laicized.

In 2002, the Byzantine Catholic Diocese of Parma was sued by several men who said that they were abused by Rebovich in the late 1970s.

Rebovich’s name appears on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s list of accused priests, published in August 2018. According to the Diocese of Harrisburg, it received one allegation of abuse against Rebovich sometime after the initial allegation was made in 1990. No additional information was provided by the Diocese as to the nature of the misconduct or Rebovich’s assignment at the time of the abuse.

According to the Diocese of Harrisburg, Rebovich is now deceased.

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.

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