Fr. Lionel Augustine Abeywickrema

Ordained: 1951
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

From Sri Lanka. Accused by three sisters of sexually abusing them in the mid-1960s, when he was at St. Bernadette’s parish in Albuquerque and they were ages 6-14. The women reached an out-of-court settlement with the archdiocese, announced 7/1/93. Abeywickrema was removed from public ministry. Died 11/12/08. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese’s list 9/12/17.


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