Fr. Benjamin Yander – Diocese of Brooklyn

Father Benjamin Yander  

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1931

Died: 1986

Assigned as follows:

  • 1932-1935      St. Joseph’s (Long Island City, NY)
  • 1936-1951      Fourteen Holy Martyrs’ (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1952                St. Pancras (Glendale, NY) 
  • 1953-1961      St. Mary Queen of Heaven (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1962-1963      Transfiguration (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1964-1976      American Martyrs (Bayside, NY)
  • 1977-1986      Retired; American Martyrs (Bayside, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Benjamin Yander:

According to media reports, in February 2019, Father Benjamin Yander’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. The details of the allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown. His access to children from when he retired in 1977 until his death in 1986 is unknown.

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