Fr. Francis McKenna – Diocese of Buffalo

Father Francis McKenna

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1927

Died: 1977

Assigned as follows:

  • All Saints (Buffalo, NY)
  • Holy Family (Buffalo, NY)
  • St. John de LaSalle Church (Niagara Falls, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Francis McKenna:

Father Francis McKenna was pastor of St. John de LaSalle in Niagara Falls from 1944 until his retirement in 1972. He died in January 1977. According to media reports, in November 2018, Francis McKenna’s name was included in the Diocese of Buffalo’s updated list of priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor. The original list was published in March 2018, and includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. It incorrectly notes his death as 1997.

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