Fr. James Finbarr Mennis

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

From Ireland. Ordained for Sacramento. Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 4/30/19. Allegation received in 1969 of abuse of a girl 1967-69. Mennis became a Navy chaplain for thirty years after the accusation in 1969. Faculties withdrawn in 2004. Died 10/28/14.

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