Msgr. Francis Taylor – Diocese of Harrisburg
Assigned as follows:
- St. Peter (Elizabethtown, PA)
- Cathedral of St. Patrick (Harrisburg, PA)
- Sacred Heart of Jesus (Lancaster, PA)
- Sacred Heart Mission (Lykens, PA)
- Mary, Mother of the Church (Mount Joy, PA)
- St. Theresa (New Cumberland, PA)
- St. Leo the Great (Rohrerstown, PA)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Msgr. Francis Taylor:
Msgr. Francis Taylor was not identified or discussed in the 2018 grand jury report. His name was included on the list of accused priests published by the Diocese of Harrisburg in August 2018, however.
Unfortunately, very little information about the allegation(s) against Taylor was provided. All the Diocese of Harrisburg has disclosed is that the first allegation against Taylor was made following his death. Additional details, such as the age/gender of the victim(s) and Taylor’s assignment(s) at the time of the allegation were not provided.
Taylor died in 1997. He remained a priest in good standing at the time of his death.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg and throughout Pennsylvania. The Diocese of Harrisburg filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Harrisburg may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Harrisburg if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.