Priest, Diocese of Peterborough, Ontario. Ordained 1985. 1991 CONVICTED charges of sex abuse of two 13-year-old boys – 12 month conditional sentence
Bishops of Peterborough Diocese from time of Father Robert Papi`s ordination: James Leonard Doyle (24 May 1976 – 28 December 2002 ); Nicola de Angelis, C.F.I.C. (28 December 2002 – )
19 June 2013: He is NOT an ex-priest
The following information is drawn from Canadian Catholic Church Directories (CCCD) which I have available, and media (M)
2012: Not listed in directory (CCCD)
2011, 2010: address for an apartment in Edmonton, Alberta (CCCD)
Father Papi essays featured on Peterborough Diocese website c 2010 (Most of the writings by `Fr. Bob Papi` listed in the Peterborough Diocese website seem to be homilies, dating from 1997 to 2002
24 March 2011: Letter to Editor, National Post
I am not sure if Michael Ignatieff understands that his intent to defeat the budget will cost him much support. Until Stéphane Dion, I supported the Liberals. I was looking forward to 2012, when I was planning to return to the Liberal fold. However, Mr. Ignatieff’s decision to force an unnecessary election at this time means I will vote for stability, i.e., Conservative.
I think it will likely take at least another decade to repair the damage that Mr. Ignatieff has done.
Robert Papi, Edmonton.
07 July 2008: Online petition to rescind the Order of Canada from Dr. Henry Morgentaler
2002: Pastor, Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Cardiff, Ontario (CCCD)
1999: address for Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Peterborough, Ontario (Pastor Father Gerard McMahon) (CCCD)
1998, 1996: 200 St. Luke`s Ave., Peterborough, Ontario (CCCD) (this is now a senior citizens home -is that what it was in 2006? If yes to the latter, was Father Papi serving as a chaplain?
1995, 1994, 1993, 1991: address c/o Peterborough diocesan centre (CCCD)
1992-1993: I have been told that Father Papi spent a good part of the year at Madonna House in the Ottawa Valley. This must have been where he spent his conditional sentence Guests who were at Madonna House at the time were not told that he was a convicted molester. (P)
22 July 1992: 12 month conditional sentence (M)
08 July 1991: CONVICTED (M)
March 1990: charged with two counts of sexual assault (M)
late 80`s: Pastor at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Huntsville, Ontario (Father Robert Papi Psator st St Mary of the Assumption Huntsville in late 80s)
Priest guilty of sex offence
The Montreal Gazette
24 July 1991
HUNTSVILLE, Ont. – A Roman Catholic priest convicted of two counts of sexual interference involving 13-year-old boys has been given a 12-month suspended sentence.
Father Robert Pappi, 46, of Huntsville, was also placed on 12 months probation during a brief appearance in Bracebridge provincial court.
An investigation was carried out by the Muskoka Children’s Aid Society after it received complaints. Pappi was charged in April, 1990.
Pappi was associated with St. Mary’s of Assumption Church in Huntsville, about 125 kilometres north of Barrie in the Muskoka cottage area.
Priest convicted in sex case
The Toronto Star
09 July 1991
BRACEBRIDGE (CP) – A Roman Catholic priest was convicted yesterday of two charges of sexual interference involving 13-year- old boys.
Rev. Robert Pappi, 46, will be sentenced July 22.
He was charged in April, 1990, after the Muskoka Children’s Aid Society received complaints.
Pappi was associated with St. Mary’s of Assumption Church in Huntsville, about 125 kilometres (77 miles) north of Barrie.
He originally faced two charges of sexual assault.
Priest faces sex assault charges
12 March 1990
HUNTSVILLE (CP) – A Roman Catholic priest has been charged with two counts of sexual assault following a complaint from the Children’s Aid Society, police said today.
Robert Papi, 46, of St. Mary’s of Assumption Church, was charged Friday and is to appear in provincial court in Huntsville on April 18, said provincial police Sergeant Dan St. Michael.
The charges stem from complaints received Jan. 24 from the Muskoka Children’s Aid Society, St. Michael said.
Police released no further information.
Parish members were told yesterday their priest was facing Criminal Code charges and they would soon receive a letter providing more information.