Fr. John F. Byrne
Named publicly as accused by the Beaumont diocese on its list 1/31/19. Also known to have been assigned in the Archdiocese of New Orleans 1967-74. Removed from ministry in about 1981. Died 8/18/14. Included on the St. Augustine diocese’s list 11/6/20. Noted to have abused there 1976-78.
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