Fr. Francis Couvillion – Diocese of Shreveport

| Aug 2, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Fr. Francis Couvillion

Diocese of Shreveport

Ordained: unknown

Died: 1978

Assigned as Follows:

  • Assumption Catholic Church (Cottonport, LA)
  • Sacred Heart Church (Moreauville, LA)
  • St. Francis Sanitarium (Monroe, LA)
  • Sacred Heart (Springhill, LA)
  • Sacred Heart (Rayville, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Francis Couvillion:

Fr. Francis Couvillion served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Shreveport. According to media reports, in 2019, he was publicly named on the Diocese of Alexandria’s disclosure list of priests accused of sexual misconduct. His name appeared under the heading: “Release of Names of Priests Who Served in the Former Diocese of Alexandria-Shreveport Removed for Sexual Abuse of Minors”. The list notes that the allegation of sexual abuse in 1950s against Father Couvillion was brought before the Permanent Review Board in 2019. After a review, the allegations that Fr. Couvillion sexually abused male minors were found credible.

Prior to the founding of the Diocese of Shreveport in 1986, churches in the Shreveport area were under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Alexandria-Shreveport. According to church protocol, the files of accused clergy members remain with the Diocese of Alexandria.

Fr. Francis Couvillion died in 1978.

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