Fr. Paul G. Connolly

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

Accused in 1992 of abusing at least 11 altar boys in the 1960s. One boy’s parents told the Diocese in 1966 and Connolly was transferred to another assignment. Remained an active priest until 1992 when charges surfaced and he was suspended. Named as “Paul Connelly” on list of Fall River Diocesan priests investigated by the D.A.’s office in 2002. It showed 8 alleged victims, all beyond the statute of limitations. Included in 1/21 on the diocese’s list of credibly accused. It notes that Connolly’s faculties were removed and that he died in 2007.

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