Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee

Franklin T. Richards

Status: Dismissed from the priesthood (1989)

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: 1947

Ordination year: 1973

Reported assignment history:

  • Principal of Knoxville Catholic High School
  • Pastor of the Seymour Catholic Community