Fr. Paul Vazhappily (Vazhapilly): Diocesan Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Fr. Paul Vazhappily (Vazhapilly)

Ordained: 1961
  • 1962-1979 Unknown
  • 1980-1983 St. Rosalia, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1984-1998 Holy Family, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1993-2003 Holy Family, Brooklyn, NY (BRK); NY Catholic Migration & Refugee Office, Catholic Migration Services, Inc., Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1999-2006 Ss. Simon and Jude, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 2004-2005 Indian Apostolate (BRK)
  • 2007-2019 Unknown

Fr. Paul Vazhappily was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Fr. Vazhappily was removed from ministry in 2006. In 2019, Fr. Vazhappily was included on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s “List of Diocesan Clergy for Whom the Diocese Received Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor,” in the subsection “Clergy Members of the Diocese of Brooklyn With Credible Allegations: Credibility Deemed by Diocesan Review Board Determination and/or Admission on Behalf of the Cleric.” The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown. Fr. Vazhappily’s current status as a priest, whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.