Br. William (Vincent) Rettino (Xaverian Brothers) – Diocese of Brooklyn

Brother William (Vincent) Rettino  

Diocese of Brooklyn

Joined: 1958

Withdrew: 2006

Assigned as follows:

  • 1959-1961      Unknown 
  • 1978-1981      Boy Scouts of America (Middletown, NY)
  • 1962-1963      Don Bosco Hall (Detroit, MI)
  • 1964-1972      Holy Name School (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1973-1975      Ryken High School (Leonardtown, MD)
  • 1976-1977      Diocese of Brooklyn (Cluster School, Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1982-1992      St. Joseph by the Sea High School (Staten Island, NY) 
  • 1993-1994      Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (Wheaton, MD)
  • 1995-2000      St. Joseph by the Sea High School, (Staten Island, NY) 
  • 2001-2019      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother William (Vincent) Rettino:

Brother William (Vincent) Rettino was a member of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier. According to media reports, in 2019,his name appeared publicly on the Xaverian Brothers’ list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. It noted a report was made in 1992 that Brother Rettino allegedly sexually abused at least one minor from the late 1960s to the early 1970s in Brooklyn, New York. He withdrew from the Xaverian Brothers in 2006. His status as a brother, whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

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