Fr. Finian Meis

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Worked in Dioceses of Salina and Archdiocese of Kansas City KS. Accusations made in 2003 to Review Board. A woman said he abused her when she was 18 and he was part of Salina diocese. Also accused by a man who was a minor at the time of the abuse in 1970s at Church of the Good Shepherd in Shawnee. Three claims settled of alleged abuse of one female and two males. Meis was “dismissed from the church” in 1986 and later laicized. Died in 1997. One man claimed abuse at age 11 in 1972 by Meis during counseling sessions. He was barred from suing due to the statute of limitations. Named as credibly accused on the KCK diocese’s list in 1/19. On Capuchin Province of Mid-America list 3/1/19. Per Salina diocese, abuse occurred 1960s-70s.


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