Fr. Benedict Barszcz (Pallottines) – Diocese of Buffalo

| Oct 21, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Benedict Barszcz

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1990

Removed: 1999

Assigned as follows:

  • 1993-1999           Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallotines) (North Tonawanda, NY)
  • 1994-1997           St. Mark (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1997-1998           St. Frances de Chantal (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1998-1999           St. Peter’s (Lewiston, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Benedict Barszcz:

Father Benedict Barszcz was born in he Poland. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Pallotine religious order in 1990. According to media reports, in July 1999, he was removed from ministry after police arrested and charged him with public lewdness. He exposed himself to two girls, ages 14 and 15, and masturbated in front of them while sitting in a car on the East Side of Buffalo. He was assistant pastor at St. Peter Catholic Church in Lewiston at the time of the arrest. In 2001, he was listed as port chaplain in Szczecin, Poland.

In November 2018, Father Barszcz’s name was included in the Diocese of Buffalo’s updated list of priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor. The original list was published in March 2018.

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