Father Gatto Won't Be Reassigned to Tonawanda Parish

Gatto had been on leave for sexual misconduct allegations

Tom Puckett
June 19, 2019 - 5:24 pm

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After complaints from parents, the Buffalo Diocese has chosen to not reassign Father Joseph Gotto to St. Christopher's Parish in the Town of Tonawanda.

Gatto was placed on administrative leave after allegations of misconduct at Christ the King Seminary

Gatto was reinstated in May after the diocese says he underwent “professional evaluation and remedial measures” and his actions did not rise to the level that would require removal from active priestly ministry.

The diocese say this decision is the result of continued thoughtful evaluation and discernment. Bishop Richard Malone will continue to consult with diocesan officials including the Diocesan Priests’ Personnel Board and others regarding Fr. Gatto’s next assignment.

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