Benedictine Priest to Resume Assignment at Patton Parish


The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has received notice from the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General that the investigation of a complaint concerning Reverend Ananias Buccicone, OSB, has been closed. No further action will be taken. 

Father Buccicone was placed on leave from his assignment as Pastor of Queen of Peace Parish in Patton in October, 2020. He will resume his assignment effective April 9, 2021. 

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown remains committed to maintaining safe environments for children and young people in all of our parishes, schools, and programs.