Brother Francis Rowles
Diocese of Rockville Centre/Franciscan
- Bishop Ford H.S. (Brooklyn, NY)
- Our Lady of Angels School (Brooklyn, NY)
- Saint Anthony’s High School (South Huntington, NY)
- St. Joseph’s Church (Kings Park, NY)
- Sts. Philip & James Church (St James, NY)
- St. Anthony of Padua Church (East Northport, NY)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Francis Rowles:
Br. Francis Rowles “Brother Fran” was a Franciscan Brother that worked in several parishes and schools in the Diocese of Rockville Centre and in the Archdiocese of New York. Rowles is listed on the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s 2021 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The list states that the alleged sexual abuse occurred at St. Joseph Church in Kings Park; Franciscan Friary in Kings Park; St. Anthony High School in South Huntington; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.; and while in the Bahamas.
The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when the abuse took place or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. Br. Rowles was last working at St. Anthony of Padua in East Northport until his death in 2019.
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