Fr. Paul Francis Manning

Ordained: 1967
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Criminally charged in 1993 with the recent sexual abuse of an 11-year-old altar boy. Another priest reported witnessing Manning touching the boy’s genitals in the St. Charles rectory in Woburn. Acquitted by a jury in 1994. After acquittal, was not allowed to act as a priest and all faculties were removed in 1996. In 2002, man and woman came forward to say he had abused them as minors. Still on administrative leave as of 10/15, canonical proceedings still in process. Died 2/26/20.


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