Two clergymen return to ministry following abuse allegations

No evidence of abuse by Monsignor Peter Popadick and Rev. Paul Nogaro after August accusations

WBEN Newsroom
January 17, 2020 - 1:33 pm

Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Diocese of Buffalo has returned two priests who were accused of abuse to ministry after the allegations against them were not substantiated.

Monsignor Peter Popadick will return to St. Aloysius Parish in Cheektowaga and Reverend Paul Nogaro return to ministry as a retired priest. The two were accused of the sexual abuse of a child in court filings on the first day the Child Victim's Act took effect.

"Both Msgr. Popadick and Fr. Nogaro have successfully served the diocese and parishes in many capacities and for numerous years in priestly ministry," the Buffalo Diocese said in a statement. "The Diocese of Buffalo maintains a rigorous process for evaluating any and all allegations of inappropriate conduct by members of the clergy and Diocesan employees, relying on the impartial expertise of the members of the Independent Review Board, as well as a third-party reporting capability."



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