Fr. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks

Ordained: 1991
Status: Charged

Died: 01/26/2022
Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

“Pius.” Took vows in 1962 as a Franciscan brother (Brother Pius) in Cincinnati. Assistant Director of the Over-the Rhine Youth Club in 1966. Left the Franciscans in 1986. Moved to the Philippines, ordained a priest, worked there 37 years. Would return to Cincinnati in the summers. Arrested in Naval, Biliran Province, Philippines in 12/18. Accused of abuse of 10 boys there, as young as age 7; may be at least 50 victims. By 11/19 around 20 had come forward. Some lived with him and were allegedly abused during baths with Hendricks. The Cincinnati archdiocese denies authority over Hendricks, but says it did raise money for his Philippines mission. Died 1/26/22, while on trial for the sexual abuse of two boys, who were brothers.

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