Fr. Francis J. McManus

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed from hospital chaplaincy in Fall River diocese after a man alleged in 3/02 that McManus molested him in 1970s at BC High in Boston. Settled for $600K in 1/03. Another man alleged early-1980s abuse by McManus. The man said he returned his diploma in 1988 when the school failed to investigate. McManus was pastor in Norwich diocese between BC High and hospital assignments. Sent to live under restriction at Campion Center in Weston, MA. Died 1/5/15. On Northeast Jesuits list of credibly accused 1/15/19. On Norwich diocese’s list 2/22/19. It notes reports received 2002-05 of abuse of multiple minors 1974-85. On the Knoxville diocese’s list as of 3/6/20, where he worked in Kingsport 6/78-7/79. On Fall River diocese’s list in 1/21 of credibly accused.


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