Fr. Anthony J. Failla

Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Died: 03/31/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Accused of abusing a youth in the mid-1970s. The boy lived in the rectory because his mother had died. Three nuns said they told diocesan officials of the abuse in 1996. Failla was told to stop working as a priest and to undergo counseling. He left the parish in 1997, citing personal health reasons. He surfaced later in Florida where the Brooklyn Diocese told the Palm Beach bishop of the allegations. Subject of a lawsuit in 10/2003 involving multiple priests. Died 3/31/2018. Included on the Diocese’s list in 2/2019, which notes permanent removal from ministry 11/14/2002.

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