Msgr. Henry Bezou – Archdiocese of New Orleans

On Behalf of | May 4, 2020 | Abuser Profiles

Msgr. Henry C. Bezou

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Ordained: 1938

Died: 1989

Assigned as Follows:

  • St. Francis Xavier Church (Metairie, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Henry Bezou:

Henry C. Bezou was not only a monsignor, but also a former superintendent of Archdiocesan schools for New Orleans. In August of 2019, the archdiocese settled with a man who claimed that Monsignor Bezou raped him in 1977 when he was just 9-years-old. The man said he was serving as an altar boy at St. Francis Xavier in Metairie at the time. He also claimed that he had been “threatened and silenced for decades.” The Archdiocese of New Orleans then stated that it settled with the man to provide counseling, but had no intention of adding Henry Bezou to the list of accused priests.

Henry Bezou died in 1989 at the age of 76.

No further information has been released including his assignment history during his career, or the number of allegations against him. 

In April of 2020, the Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for bankruptcy protection. As part of its bankruptcy, the Archdiocese of New Orleans will be reviewing and paying claims for anyone sexually abused by diocesan priests and lay employees. This will likely include claims filed on behalf of anyone whose case may be beyond the statute of limitations. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for federal bankruptcy protection in April 2020.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss your legal options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the New Orleans Archdiocese.  

Very strict filing deadlines will soon be set by the Bankruptcy Court. Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss this deadline, so please contact us to discuss your case today. Call us at 888-283-9922 or send an e-mail to [email protected].