Fr. Rene Lima

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark


Member of the Society of Divine Vocations (Vocationists). In 8/18 a man told the archdiocese that Lima sexually abused him when he was a 13-year-old altar boy in the late 1980s at Immaculate Conception and Lima was a fill-in for the pastor. Lima was assigned at the time to St. Michael’s. The man said the abuse occurred in the church, Lima’s bedroom and and a trip to FL, and went on for a year. Lima’s accuser said he was informed by Newark archdiocese spokesman James Goodness that it was the Vocationists who were responsible to investigate, not the archdiocese. He said Lima left the order 20 years prior and was a priest in the Diocese of Guarulhos, Brazil.


North Jersey Record 04.04.19;