Fr. Francis (Frank) D. Bruno – Diocese of Trenton

Father Francis D. Bruno

Diocese of Trenton

Born: 1948

Ordained: 1974

Assigned as follows:

  • Our Lady of Good Counsel (West Trenton, New Jersey)
  • St. Mary (New Monmouth, New Jersey)
  • St. James (Woodbridge, New Jersey)
  • St. Martha (Point Pleasant, New Jersey)
  • St. Joachim (Trenton, New Jersey)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Francis D. Bruno:

In 1994 Father Francis D. Bruno was named in a civil lawsuit against the Diocese of Trenton, 11 clerics, the parishes those clerics served, and a retreat house. The lawsuit claimed Bruno sexually assaulted a former altar boy of St. James parish between 1978 and 1981. The young boy was 12-years-old at the time the abuse began.

The alleged abuse took place in various locations: St. James parish, the Sacred Heart and Stella Maris Retreat on Long Beach Island.

The Diocese of Trenton recently released a list of priests with credible accusations of child sexual abuse against them. The Diocese included Bruno on that list, but did not include any details about the allegation(s) against him.  While it noted he was removed from ministry at some point, the list does not indicate what year he was removed from ministry.

Bruno is believed to be living in the Union City, New Jersey, area.  He is 71 years old.

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