Fr. Francis Sammons – Diocese of Syracuse

| Jul 28, 2019 | Catholic Church, Sex

 Father Francis Sammons

 Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1947

Elevated to Monsignor: Unknown

Died: 2007

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Patrick’s (Syracuse, NY)
  • St. Matthew’s (East Syracuse, NY)
  • Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School (Syracuse, NY)
  • Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, NY)
  • Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High (East Syracuse, NY)
  • Lourdes Camp (Syracuse, NY)
  • Catholic Youth Organization (Syracuse, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Francis Sammons:

According to media reports, Father Francis Sammons was pastor of St. Patrick’s in Tipperary Hill for 27 years. He was also Lourdes Camp director for 19 years, and in 1955 founded the Catholic Youth Organization’s basketball program, which grew to include dozens of parishes. He was inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame.

Father Sammons retired in 1995. He died at 87 years old in July 2007. He is among 20 priests who were dead at the time an allegation of abuse was reported and faced no claims while alive. It was noted that Father Sammons had one claim made against him.

Father Sammons’ name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018.

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