Fr. Vincent Paul Cleary

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Ordained: 1944
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Named publicly in 9/19 by the diocese as credibly accused of abuse of two minors, more than 50 years prior. Cleary was pastor of Our Lady of Peace in Stratford 1963-89. He died in 1989. (Not to be mistaken for Bridgeport priest Vincent P. Cleary in the diocese ordained in 1939 and who died in 1965.) Included on the diocese’s list updated 1/22/20. Per a 2019 report commissioned by the diocese, there were two victims, both girls ages 8-10, of abuse 1945-54.


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