Fr. Francis R. Schaefer

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Columbus OH

Accused of abusing six boys at a parish in 1962. In 1966 families met with Msgr. Applegate, who promised Schaefer would get help. No action taken for months, then transferred. Bishop was informed in 1970 of Schaefer’s misdeeds, but no action. In 1970 Schaefer moved to new parish where he allegedly abused again 1970-1975. Two civil suits filed in 1993. On diocese’s list 3/1/19. Deceased.


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