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Westfield priests accused of sexual abuse

Daniel Han, R3 Features Editor

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The Newark Archdiocese released a list on Feb. 13th of 63 priests “credibly accused” of sexual assault. Among those listed were seven priests who served in Westfield churches. The records date back to the 1940’s.

John Capparelli

Ordained: 1980

Church: Holy Trinity

Status: Permanently removed from ministry

James A. Carey

Ordained: 1936

Church: Holy Trinity

Status: Deceased

John Flanagan

Ordained: 1941

Church: Holy Trinity

Status: Deceased

Alan Guglielmo

Ordained: 1968

Church: St. Helen

Status: Permanently removed from ministry

William McCann

Ordained: 1925

Church: Holy Trinity

Status: Deceased

Richard Mieliwocki

Ordained: 1972

Church: Holy Trinity

Status: Permanently removed from ministry

Gerald Ruane

Ordained: 1960

Church: Holy Trinity

Status: Deceased

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