Fr. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1991
Status: Charged

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

“Brother Pius.” Took vows in 1962 as a Franciscan brother in Cincinnati. Assistant Director of the Over-the Rhine Youth Club in 1966. Transferred to the Philippines in 1984. Left the Franciscans in 1986.  Ordained for the priesthood, worked in the Diocese of Naval, Philippines for 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. Included on the St. John the Baptist Province Franciscans List in 6/22.

Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.