Fr. Francis Bell: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Francis Bell

Ordained: 1948
  • 1949-1950: Unknown
  • 1951: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Schenectady, NY (ALB)
  • 1952-1956: U.S. Air Force Chaplain (ALB)
  • 1957-1964: Unknown
  • 1965-1967: Sacred Heart, Glencross, SD (RC)
  • 1967: Died

Fr. Francis Bell was a priest of the Diocese of Albany and later transferred to the Diocese of Rapid City. Fr. Bell is
listed on the Diocese of Rapid City’s list of priests who were “alleged to have sexually abused a minor(s) in the Diocese.” The
sexual abuse is alleged to have occurred from 1965 to 1967 while Fr. Bell was working at Sacred Heart in Glencross, SD.