Fr. Thomas Farrell

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Ordained: 1935
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Named publicly as credibly accused by the Diocese of Fresno on its list in 2021. Noted to have left the diocese in 1945. The Official Catholic Directory shows Farrell as on leave of absence in 1945, then as an assistant at a Bakersfield parish the following year. He is then indexed with a chancery address for several years, and seems to surface later as a priest of the Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs, NM, which was a treatment center for troubled priests, including pedophiles. He is noted on the Fresno list to have died in 1962. The only Thomas Farrell listed in the Necrology section of the 1963 Official Catholic Directory (which reflects 1962-63) died 6/4/62 at the Servants of the Paraclete’s Via Coeli in Jemez Springs, NM.

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