Father Pascal Ipolito
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned as follows:
- 1970 Sacred Heart (Wellsville, NY)
- 1971 Unknown
- 1972-1979 Annunciation (Elma, NY)
- 1980-1982 St. Bonaventure (West Seneca, NY)
- 1983-1988 St. Vincent de Paul (Evans, NY)
- 1989-1995 St. James (Buffalo, NY)
- 1996-2008 St. Catherine of Siena (West Seneca, NY)
- 2009-2017 St. George (West Falls, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Pascal Ipolito:
Father Pascal Ipolito was ordained in 1970. According to media reports, in June 2018, the Diocese of Buffalo placed him on administrative leave pending an investigation into complaints of alleged child sexual abuse. Two months later, in August, he was named in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act, accusing Father Ipolito of abusing a teenage boy in Toronto in 1975 while he served at Annunciation Catholic Church in Elma. Father Ipolito allegedly had taken the boy to a Beach Boys concert, served him large amounts of whiskey sours and then molested him in a hotel room.
Father Ipolito retired in 2017. He was removed from ministry in 2018. It is believed he currently lives in West Seneca. In April 2020, he was one of 23 priests removed off of the Diocese of Buffalo’s payroll through an agreement it reached with survivors in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout New York. The Diocese of Buffalo filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Buffalo 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 Buffalo will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Buffalo if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.