Br. Francis Meder

Order: SM
Ordained: 2021
Status: Accused

Died: 06/10/1976
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Professed vows in 1911. Worked in OH, NY, PA, CA, HI. Died 6/10/1976. Four individuals came forward in 2014 to allege abuse by Meder, who was at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh 1952-67 and again 1970-76. Diocese said it knew nothing of the allegations until 2014. Head of Marianist Order apologized in writing to Diocese and students. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It showed multiple allegations of abuse by Meder of boys and girls, ages 8-11, in the 1950s and 1960s. Included on Marianists’ list of accused 6/24/20.


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