Fr. Francis A. Masserella

Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

Ordained for Glenmary Home Missioners, left in 1945. Became a Trappist monk in KY for six years. Joined archdiocese of Cincinnati. Parish priest until 1956, hospital chaplain, high school faculty member. From 1956 on was retirement community chaplain. Removed 2003. Accused of abuse of girls about 50 years prior. Archdiocese admitted it knew in the 1950s of his history. Permanently removed from ministry by the Vatican 10/05; not laicized. Still under care of Archdiocese as of 4/07, with ill health. Died 05/03/14, age 98. On the Glenmary Home Missioners list 10/11/19.

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