Fr. Francis A. Schroering

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Evansville IN

Accused in 2002 of fondling two girls in the 1960s. Removed in 6/02. HIs accusers were asked to meet with a psychologist who was to make a report to the Diocesan Review Board. In 9/02 the Board considered one claim and recommended that Schroering be “immediately” reinstated. The other claim was not considered because the girl was 18 at the time of the alleged abuse. Retired in 6/03 due to “illness.” Died 6/1/05. At one parish, admitted abuser Fr. Mark Kurzendoerfer was Schroering’s assistant pastor.

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