Fr. Richard Bernard Goff – Diocese of Richmond

| Feb 19, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Richard Bernard Goff

Diocese of Richmond

Ordained: 1982

Removed: 1991

Laicized: 1991

Assigned as follows:

  • Church of the Resurrection (Portsmouth, VA)
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Salem, VA)
  • Saint Augustine (Richmond, VA)
  • Saint Bridget (Richmond, VA)
  • Saint Joseph (Clifton Forge, VA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Richard Bernard Goff:

In February 2019, Father Richard Bernard Goff‘s name first appeared publicly on the Diocese of Richmond’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. He was removed from ministry in 1991, and later laicized. The Diocese of Richmond has provided no additional information about the number or nature of the allegations against Goff, including the age/gender of his victims or his assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. 

Goff’s current whereabouts are unknown.  He may be residing in the Phoenix area, according to public records.

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