Fr. James A. Harrold

Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

Named publicly as accused on the Savannah diocese’s list 11/8/18, but with his surname misspelled as Harold. Middle initial A is given in the Official Catholic Directory. Noted on the list to have worked in the Savannah diocese 1948-56. He was assigned in Atlanta and then to an African-American parish and high school in Savannah. Subsequently he was a fundraiser based in Tenafly NJ, Doylestown PA, and Dedham MA, with two stints as a West African missionary in Liberia. He was also treasurer of the American province 1958-62 and superior in Dedham 1974-76. Harrold was trained in Ireland and was ordained there on 12/19/42. In 1992 he returned to Ireland, where he spent the last 17 years of his life. Died 8/30/09.


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