I-Team: Diocese removes accused priest who worked at youth camp

Fr. Joseph Rappl to have "no involvement" in camp
Posted at 5:25 PM, Apr 06, 2018

The Diocese of Buffalo is taking action against former priest Joseph Rappl, who has been a seasonal volunteer counselor at the diocesan summer youth camp.

"We were not aware of any such allegations against him until April 5, 2018," the diocese said in a Facebook post. "Mr. Rappl will have no involvement at Camp Turner while this matter is investigated."


The move comes one day after a former Lewiston altar boy came forward to describe alleged abuse by Rappl in the 1980s while he was at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Lewiston. 

Click here to read about the allegations and about other information the 7 Eyewitness News I-Team found about Rappl's history in the diocese.