Fr. Francis Bell – Diocese of Albany

Father Francis Bell

           Diocese of Albany           

Ordained: 1948 Died: 1967

Assigned as follows:

  • 1965 - 1967 Sacred Heart (Glencross, South Dakota)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Francis Bell: Father Francis Bell was a priest of the Diocese of Albany who worked in Glencross, South Dakota. In March 2019, Father Bell’s name first appeared publicly on the Diocese of Rapid City’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. No information on the allegation regarding age/gender of the victim was given. It notes that in April 1993, the Diocese of Rapid City received an allegation of abuse dating back from 1965 to 1967. Father Bell died in September 1967. Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Albany.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Albany, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Albany now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims. Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to to discuss your options today.