Statement Regarding Diocese of Harrisburg’s List of Clergy and Seminarians Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Child
Information published by the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pa., in early August 2018, regarding clergy and seminarians of that diocese who were part of the allegations of sexual abuse of children identified within the release of that report a Fr. John Bostwick III, as a priest of the Diocese of Richmond who’d served in Harrisburg.
John Bostwick III was removed from active priestly ministry in the Diocese of Richmond in 1996. Since that date, he is not permitted to serve as a priest.
The Diocese of Richmond is concerned for all victims of abuse and their families and encourages anyone who knows of any misconduct or abuse on the part of clergy or an employee to notify the civil authorities as well as the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator (VAC) at 1-877-887-9603 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org