Diocese: Archdiocese of New York, Diocese of St. Cloud
Religious Order: Benedictine
Notes: Kelly served as abbot of St. John’s Abbey in St. Cloud Diocese from 1992 – 2000. He died in 2010. One man filed suit 6/11 alleging that Kelly sexually abused him in 1966 at St. Anselm’s Church in the Bronx. Abbot of St. John’s issued a statement saying he had just learned of the accusations (6/11) and was conducting an investigation. Plaintiff said he told the Order 12/10. R. Sipe says other accusers also exist.
Sources: BehindThePineCurtin.com 6.7.11; Minnesota Public Radio 6.7.11; SNAP Statement 6.7.11; St. Cloud Times 6.6.11; St. Cloud Times 6.7.11; St. Cloud Times 6.8.11; Star Tribune 6.7.11; Star Tribune 6.7.11; The Republic 6.7.11; Wall Street Journal 6.7.11; John Doe i74 v. Order of St. Benedict et al, Case No. 11-CV-1489DWF, US Dist. Court for State of Minnesota 06.07.11; St. Cloud Times 06.10.11; Statement by Abbot John of St. John’s Abbey 06.10.11; St. John’s Abbey Statement 06.27.11; http://bishop-accountability.org/