Fr. Francis A. Murphy

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 04/17/2012
Diocese: Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau AK

“Frank.” Excardinated from Boston to Anchorage in 1964. Left Alaska in the mid-1980s for alcoholism treatment. At about the same time, there were reports of child sexual abuse involving at least 5 boys and pornography. Worked in Boston after treatment. Boston personnel file released in 2003 included a 1985 police report. Removed in 1995. Five plaintiffs received $1.4M from an Anchorage settlement in 8/2006. Retired to Cuba, NM in the Gallup diocese in 1997; not given faculties. Admitted to abusing boys. Included on the Boston archdiocese’s list in 8/2011. Died in 2012. Included on the Gallup diocese’s list of credibly accused. On the Anchorage archdiocese’s list 1/16/2020, noting sexual misconduct with minors 1966-1979. Accused in a 5/2021 lawsuit, along with Fr. Stanley Allie, of abuse in the mid-1980s in AK. Said to have settled. 

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