Fr. Alexander Francisco – Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

| Oct 20, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Alexander Francisco

Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

Ordained: 1979

Removed: 2002

Assignment History:

  • 1991: St. Joseph Co-Cathedral (Houma, LA)
  • 1992(?)-1994: Holy Cross (Morgan City, LA)
  • 1994-1997: St. Thomas Aquinas (Houma, LA)
  • 1997-1999: St. Bridget’s Church (Schriever, LA)
  • 1999: St. Lawrence (Chacahoula, LA)
  • 1999-2002: St. Bernadette Church (Houma, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Alexander Francisco

In 2019, the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux publicly named Fr. Alexander Francisco on its list of priests who admitted to, or were convicted of, sexual misconduct with children. According to the list, Fr. Francisco admitted to inappropriately touching a minor.

Further details about the scope and nature of the abuse are unavailable, as the victim and their family have requested information about the incident be kept confidential.

Fr. Alexander Francisco’s Career and Whereabouts

Ordained in 1979, Fr. Alexander Francisco began his ministry in Louisiana after immigrating from the Philippines in 1991, sources say. Throughout his ministry in the 1990s, Fr. Francisco served as a pastor for churches primarily in the Houma area.

During the 1990s, Fr. Francisco also served as chaplain at Thibodaux General Hospital and Catholic Student Center. He also had involvement with Nicholls State University in 1996, a report reads.

Shortly after the abuse, Fr. Francisco was initially treated and cleared to return to ministry. However, he was later suspended in 2002 after the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux implemented new church rules.

According to sources, Fr. Francisco said he wanted to leave the ministry after his 2002 removal. In 2019, the diocese stated it “permanently removed” all of his priestly faculties. Fr. Francisco’s whereabouts are unknown.

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