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Amended list of credibly accused priests released by Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has released an amended list of credibly accused priests.

Gerald Funcheon, a member of the Crosier Congregation who is not a diocesan priest, has been added to the list of those accused of minor abuse published by the Crosier Fathers.

The credible accusation of abuse was released Tuesday, Nov. 6 , 2018 by the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

The list is comprised of individuals credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor that took place while assigned in the diocese.

In addition, the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend states that the credibly accused priests will be on a list made available on the diocesan website, updated in the case of any additional credible accusations.

The list was originally released on Oct. 9, 2018 by The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana.

Gerald Funcheon, osc

Date of Ordination: May 22, 1965

Removal from Ecclesiastical Ministry: April 1, 1993

Number of Credible Allegations: 1

Places Served:

  • 1965 – Crosier Assignments outside the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
  • 1966-1969 – Teacher and Athletic Director, Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Syracuse, Indiana
  • 1969-1973 – Crosier Assignments outside the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
  • 1973-1975 – Teacher/Prefect of Discipline, Wawasee Preparatory, Syracuse, Indiana
  • 1975-1987 – Crosier Assignments outside the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

The full list of the accused can be found below.

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