Rev. Anthony Rebol

Summary of Case: Rebol was suspended from ministry in 2002, due to an allegation that he sexually abused a child in 1963. The abuse was reported in 1992.

: 1956


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Cleveland bishop was Edward Francis Hoban (1945-1966)

1958 Holy Rosary (Italian) Cleveland OH



Parish had a school with 355-362 students.
1958 1965 St. Mary's (Slovenian)


Accused in 1992 of having sexually abused a minor in 1963. (
April 18, 2002)

OH 3/4 Parish had a school with 473-409 students.


Clarence George Issenmann followed Hoban as bishop (1966-1974)

1971? St. Procop's (Bohemian) Cleveland OH 2/2 Rebol is indexed at St. Procop's in the 1969-1971 Directories, but is not listed there in the Cleveland diocesan pages of the Directories for those years. St. Procops had a grade school with 313-191 students and a high school unti 1967 with 165 girls.
1968 1970 St. Anthony's Home for Boys Cleveland OH Chaplain  


Issenmann was succeeded by James Aloysius Hickey (1974-1980)

1980 Catholic Charities Central Cleveland   Assistant Director (Family and Children's Services)  


Anthony Michael Pilla replaced Hickey (1980-2006)

1993 Dept. for Marriage and Family Concerns (The Catholic Center) Cleveland OH



1982 1989 Associate Diocesan Consultor Cleveland OH    
1984 1986 Retrouvaille Cleveland OH Director  
1971 1979 St. Mary's (Slovenian) Cleveland OH

4/4, 3/3

In residence

Parish had a school with 283-178 students.
1979 2002 St. Lawrence (Slovenian) Cleveland OH 1/2 Per news reports, an accusation surfaced in 1992 that Rebol had abused a minor in 1963.
2000 2002 St. Basil the Great Brecksville OH


In residence. Retired.



Pilla was succeeded by Richard Gerard Lennon (2006- )

2009 Administrative Leave       Rebol was suspended from ministry in April 2002 due to past allegations of child sexual abuse. (Plain Dealer [Cleveland, Ohio]
April 9, 2002)

: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1957-2009)

Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.

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This assignment record was last updated on Dec. 2, 2009

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