Fr. Paul Vazhappily – Diocese of Brooklyn

| Jun 3, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Paul Vazhappily

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1961

Removed: 2006

Assigned as follows:

  • 1980-1983: St. Rosalia (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1984-1998: Holy Family (Brooklyn, NY)  
  • 1993-2003: Holy Family; NY Catholic Migration & Refugee Office, Catholic Migration Services, Inc. (Brooklyn, NY)  
  • 1999-2006: Ss. Simon and Jude (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 2004-2005: Indian Apostolate 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Paul Vazhappily:

According to media reports, in April 2006, Fr. Paul Vazhappily was permanently removed from the ministry. In February 2019, his name appeared on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. The details of the allegations, including the information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Vazhappily’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.

Vazhappily’s current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.

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