Fr. Arthur Purcell – Diocese of Brooklyn

| May 27, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Arthur Purcell

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1979

Removed: 2004

Assigned as follows:

  • 1980-1983: St. Ann’s (Queens, NY)
  • 1984-1987: St. Michael’s (Queens, NY)
  • 1988-1994: St. Cecilia’s (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1995-1998: St. Frances de Chantal (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1999-2004: St. Brendan’s (Brooklyn, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Arthur Purcell:

According to media reports, in February 2019, Fr. Arthur Purcell’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. He was permanently removed from ministry in August 2004. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Purcell’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.

Purcell’s current whereabouts are unknown.

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