Bishop Anthony J. O’Connell

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Jefferson City MO

Bishop of Knoxville 1988-98. Bishop of Palm Beach 1998-2002. Resigned 3/02 after admitting inappropriate behavior with minors in MO decades prior. Two claims settled 2004 for $5K each, paid by O’Connell, and more from Jefferson City diocese. Numerous other claims from MO. None known from the Palm Beach diocese. New accusers in MO in 5/12, shortly after O’Connell’s death 5/4/12. On Jefferson City diocese’s list 11/8/18. Suit in 7/19 claimed abuse, along with Rev. Xavier Mankel, of a boy in the 1990s. Settled in 12/19. On Knoxville diocese’s list 3/6/20.

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