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.