Fr. Richard Francis Meehan

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Removed from parish ministry in 1994 as a result of sexual misconduct. Returned to limited ministry as an archivist for the diocese until 6/02. Named in a 9/03 civil suit by one man. Case sent to Vatican in 2002; laicized in 4/06. Two claims settled in 8/04 as part of $7.5M settlement between 45 claimants and the Diocese of Springfield involving 18 priests. Two settled in 2008. Meehan died 6/1/17 in Holyoke MA. Included on the diocese’s list of credibly accused.


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