Fr. John Padian – Archdiocese of Baltimore

by | Jul 19, 2023 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father John Padian

Archdiocese of Baltimore/Brooklyn

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Ordained: 1970

Died: 1995

Assignment History

  • 1960s-1970s: All Saints Church (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1971-1973: Epiphany (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1974-1975: St. Teresa’s (Woodside, NY)
  • 1976-1983: Our Lady of Angels (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1984-1988: Ascension, (Elmhurst, NY)
  • 1989-1990: St. John Vianney (Flushing, NY)
  • 1991-1992: St. Gabriel the Archangel (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1993-1995: Blessed Sacrament (Jackson Heights, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father John Padian:

Fr. John Padian was a Catholic priest who worked in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Diocese of Brooklyn. In 2020, Fr. Padian was listed on the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of Minors list. In April 2023, Maryland’s Attorney General released a report alleging 156 Catholic clergy members sexually abused at least 600 children over six decades. The report lists the names of the abusers, including Father John Padian. 

According to the Attorney General’s report, in 2007, a woman reported being sexually abused by Fr. Padian on numerous occasions, beginning in 1979 when the victim was approximately 12 years old. The victim met Fr. Padian as a toddler when Fr. Padian was attending St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore and was a close family friend. While assigned to the Diocese of Brooklyn, Fr. Padian would vacation in Baltimore, often staying at the victim’s family home. In approximately 1979, Fr. Padian stayed at the victim’s home and began to spend time alone with the victim, including driving her home from school, during which Fr. Padian would sexually abuse the victim. The victim tried on a new bathing suit to show her family, and when she sat down at the piano, Fr. Padian sat next to her and sexually abused her. Fr. Padian sexually abused the victim two more times during his stay. Sometime in 2018 or 2019, the Diocese of Brooklyn sent the victim an unsolicited check, according to the report.

Fr. Padian was listed on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list in 2019 of priests accused of sexual misconduct and on Baltimore’s list in 2020. Fr. Padian died in 1995.

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