Father Francis Maione
Archdiocese of Newark
Assigned as follows:
- St. Lucy (Newark, NJ)
- Catholic Community Services (Newark, NJ)
- Blessed Sacrament/St. Charles Borromeo (Newark, NJ)
- American College (Louvain, NJ)
- St. Pius X (Old Tappan, NJ)
- Holy Family, (Union City, NJ)
- Immaculate Conception Seminary (Mahwah, NJ)
- Our Lady of Grace/St. Joseph (Hoboken, NJ)
- Our Lady of the Visitation (Paramus, NJ)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Francis Maione:
Father Francis Maione’s name first appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of Newark’s list of accused priests published in February 2019. Almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse was disclosed. However, according to the Archbishop of Newark, in the case of each priest on the list, “the Archdiocese of Newark received information concerning possible misconduct by the individual, investigated the matter for corroborating evidence and determined that the report was credible. Accordingly, while those individuals may deny having engaged in illegal behavior involving a minor and they are entitled to be presumed innocent in a criminal court of law, the Archdiocese has determined that the information it received was credible and it has thus included their names on this disclosure.”
According to the Archdiocese’s list, Father Maione was credibly accused of the sexual abuse of one child. He has been permanently removed from ministry, but has not been laicized. He is believed to be residing in an Archdiocesan facility for retired priests.
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