Father Jorge Batista
Archdiocese of Newark
Assigned as Follows:
- Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary and St. Michael’s Catholic Church (St. Elizabeth, NJ)
- St. Nicholas Church (Jersey City, NJ)
- St. Paul of the Cross (Jersey City, NJ)
- St. Augustine (Union City, NJ)
- St. Anthony of of Padua (Union City, NJ)
- St. Joseph of Palisades (West New York)
Summary of Sexual Abuse against Father Jorge Batista:
Father Jorge Batista was ordained a priest in 1983 and served in the Archdiocese of Newark. According to media reports, in February 2019, his name was included on its list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of child sex abuse.
“This list of names is the result of an extensive review of Archdiocesan records dating back to 1940. All names were previously reported to law enforcement agencies. The Archdiocese of Newark has a zero-tolerance policy for any type of mistreatment or misconduct involving children and young adults. No member of the clergy with a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor remains in ministry.”
The only specifics provided were the parishes and schools each priest served under or attended and the number of victims known to it. Father Jorge Batista was listed as having one credible accusation of sexual abuse of a minor. The age/gender of the victim is not known, nor is Batista’s assignment at the time of the abuse. According to the Archdiocese of Newark, Batista is deceased.
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