Fr. Finbar Coyle

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

First identified publicly as accused on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. Assigned to Santa Fe cathedral 1959-74; worked from there as Franciscan vocations director for the Southwest. Later worked in New Orleans archdiocese and Baton Rouge diocese. Died 2/6/91. Last listed in 1988 Directory, but death entry in 1992 Directory shows his location as St. Mary of the Angels, a Franciscan parish in New Orleans. The 1989-91 Directories do not show him as assigned to that parish. During his time in Santa Fe aka Finbar. Listed in Directory as Barry thereafter. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019. Added to New Orleans’ list in 2020. On the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese’s list in 12/20; 1 credible allegation of abuse there; assigned 2/73-6/74 to St. Therese in Fort Wayne. On Las Cruces list in 11/20; at St. Peter’s in Roswell 1965.


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