Fr. John Joseph Jenik

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York


Auxiliary bishop of New York from 2014. Assigned to Our Lady of Refuge in the Bronnx since 1978. Removed from public ministry in 10/18 after the Lay Review Board deemed ‘credible and substantiated’ allegations that Jenik sexually abused a teenage boy for 5 or 6 years, beginning in 1978. His accuser first came forward in 1/18. He said Jenik would ply him with alcohol and abuse him during overnight stays in the rector, and at a country home in Tivoli. Jenik denied the allegations. Vatican to investigate.


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