Bishop Joseph Vincent Sullivan

Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Ordained for Diocese of Kansas City, MO. Auxiliary Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese 1967-74. Bishop of Baton Rouge Diocese 1974-1982. Died 9/4/82. Accused in a 4/04 lawsuit of abusing a 17-year-old boy in 1975. Baton Rouge diocese’s review board deemed claim “serious and deserving of careful attention.” Settled 10/04; sealed. Named in 2005 suit in HI dating to time in KC; settled 2007. New suit filed in 2007 in TX; settled 10/09 for $225K. On Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019. It notes multiple allegations reported 2004, 2005, 2007, of abuse 1974-82. On Corpus Christi diocese’s list 1/31/19. On KC-St. Joseph diocese’s list 9/5/19.

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