Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee

Edward James Cleary

Status: Deceased (1997)

Appeared under the heading: “Before the Diocese of Knoxville was established in 1988, the priests who served in this region were under the pastoral leadership and oversight of the Diocese of Nashville. The following is a list of priests credibly accused in the Diocese of Nashville who held assignments in parishes which are now part of the Diocese of Knoxville.”

Birth Year: 1914

Ordination year: 1940

Reported assignment history:

  • Administrator Pro Tem at Resurrection Church in Cleveland, Tennessee