Fr. Finian Meis

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Died: 06/23/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Worked in Dioceses of Salina and Archdiocese of Kansas City KS. Allegations made in 2003 to Review Board. A woman said he abused her when she was 18 and he was part of the Salina diocese. Also, a man alleged abuse as a boy in the 1970s at Church of the Good Shepherd in Shawnee. Three claims settled alleging abuse of one girl and two boys. Meis was “dismissed from the church” in 1986 and later laicized. He died in 1997. In 2013 a man claimed abuse at age 11 in 1972 by Meis during counseling sessions. The Review Board determined that the man’s claims could not be validated. He was barred from suing due to the statute of limitations. Meis was named as credibly accused on the KCK diocese’s list in 1/2019. Included on the Capuchin Province of Mid-America list 3/1/2019. Per the Salina diocese, abuse occurred in the 1960s-1970s.

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