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Brooklyn Bishop DiMarzio accused of sexual abuse in Jersey City parish back in the 1970s


Added 11-13-19 03:25:02pm EST - “A lawsuit will be filed next month, but Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian ?" who was prominently featured in the film "Spotlight" about sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Boston ?" said the church was notified in a letter this week…” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Brooklyn Bishop DiMarzio accused of sexual abuse in Jersey City parish back in the 1970s”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, the longtime head of the Brooklyn Diocese, will face charges of sexually abusing an 11-year-old altar boy while he was a young priest stationed in Jersey City back in 1974-75.

A lawsuit will be filed next month, by Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian — who was prominently featured in the film “Spotlight” about sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Boston — said the church was notified in a letter this week about the impending charges,

“I am just learning about this allegation,” the bishop said in a statement Wednesday. "In my nearly 50-year ministry as a priest, I have never engaged in unlawful or inappropriate behavior and I categorically deny this allegation.

DiMarzio was in Rome for a previously scheduled visit of New York bishops to the Holy See, and the bishop was named last month by Pope Francis to investigate the handling of sexual abuse allegations in the Diocese of Buffalo.

“It is time for the police to investigate the investigator, Bishop DiMarzio,” said Garabedian. “The investigation should include questioning Pope Francis about his appointment of the bishop as an investigator. Pope Francis and the Vatican should understand that truth will triumph over evil.”

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