Fr. Francis E. Canfield

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Died: 05/6/2023
Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Added in 10/2023 to the Midwest Province Jesuits’ list of those with ‘established allegations.’ A former St. John’s High School student told the Province in 2022 that Canfield sexually abused him during 1999-2000. Canfield was a teacher at the school 1990-2005. He died in 5/2023.


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