Clergy abuse list updated

Two individuals identified below served in the Diocese of Baton Rouge without any credible allegations having been made against them related to that service, but they have been publicly identified by other dioceses or institutes of consecrated life on reports for reasons unrelated to the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

Father Barry Finbar Coyle OFM and Father John Hardman SSJ are the individuals who have been publicly identified by other dioceses or institutes of consecrated life.

Father Coyle, who was ordained in 1958 and is now deceased, had allegations reported against him in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

He served at St. Jean Vianney Church in Baton Rouge, was in residence at St. Aloysius Church in Baton Rouge and served as chaplain at Doctors Memorial Hospital, Earl K. Long Hospital and Parkland Pavillion, all in Baton Rouge.

Father Hardman, who is deceased, was ordained in 1944 and had allegations reported against him in the Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama.

He was in residence at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Donaldsonville.  

Report known or suspected child abuse immediately to law enforcement or to the Department of Children and Family Services at 855-452-5437.  Any allegation of child or vulnerable adult sexual abuse involving clergy or a representative of the church, should then be reported to Amy Cordon, the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, at 225-242-0250. For a complete list, visit diobr.org.