Fr. Francis Wildgruber – Diocese of Brooklyn

Father Francis Wildgruber

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1960

Died: 2000 

Assigned as follows:

  • Unknown         BVM Help of Christians (Woodside, NY)
  • 1961-1975      SS. Joachim and Ann (Queens Village, NY)
  • 1976-1996      Sacred Heart (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1983-1985      Absent on Sick Leave
  • 1992-2000      Absent on Sick Leave

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Francis Wildgruber:

According to media reports, in February 2019, Father Francis Wildgruber’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 whereabouts and whether he had access to children from when he retired in 1983 until his death in 2000 are unknown.

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