Assignment Record– Rev. Barry F. Bossa, S.A.C.
Summary of Case: Barry Bossa was ordained for the Pallottines (Society of Catholic Apostolate) in 1981. He worked in parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston MA and New York NY. Prior to ordination, in 1974, Bossa was convicted of performing oral sex on a 12-year-old boy. The Pallottines knew of the conviction before ordaining him. In 2002 Bossa was accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing two boys, ages 8 and 10, in the early to mid-1970s at a Massachusetts parish, where he was a Pallottine Brother training for the priesthood. When the news of new accusations came to light in 2002 the New York archdiocese, where Bossa was then assigned, removed him from ministry. The Pallottines abruptly sent Bossa to their headquarters in Rome. The Boston archdiocese eventually settled the lawsuit and criminal charges were filed in 2003. Bossa died in Italy in 2007.
Ordained: October 17, 1981
• First Amended Complaint, October 21, 2002
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in the Official Catholic Directory with allegations as reported in
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