Fr. John Coppinger – Archdiocese of New York

| Jul 16, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father John Coppinger

Archdiocese of New York/Franciscan Friars

Ordained: 1972

Removed: 2002

Died: 2018

Assignment History:

  • 1972-1975: St. Anthony’s (Hereford, TX)
  • 1973-1977: St. Ann’s (Bovina, TX)
  • 1978-1985: St. Paul Friar (Graymoor, NY)
  • 1981-1985: Holy Spirit (Peekskill, NY)
  • 1986-1987: SS Peter and Paul’s (Mt. Vernon, NY)
  • 1988: Sacred Heart (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
  • 1990-1991: St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Center (Saranac Lake, NY)
  • 1992-1996: Generate of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement – St. James Friary (Garrison, NY)
  • 1992-1994: Archdiocese of Halifax (N.S. Canada)
  • 1995: Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada
  • 1996: Holy Cross Parish (Toronto, Canada)
  • 1997-2000: St. Bartholomew (Yonkers, NY)
  • 2001-2002: Our Lady of Fatima Church (Scarsdale, NY)
  • 2005: St. Paul’s Friary (NY)
  • 2006-2017: Franciscan Friars of the Atonement (Garrison, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father John Coppinger:

Fr. John W. Coppinger, a Franciscan priest of the Archdiocese of New York, was removed from active ministry in May 2002 in the wake of an allegation that he had behaved inappropriately in the past. Coppinger was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of New York in 1972. He served in the Diocese of Amarillo from 1972-1975.

In January 2019, Coppinger was named on the Archdiocese of Amarillo’s list of “Clergy with a credible accusation of sexual abuse of minors while serving in the Diocese of Amarillo”. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Coppinger died in 2018 at the age of 79 in Hawthorne, New York.

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