Fr. Robert W. Wood – Diocese of Buffalo

Father Robert W. Wood

Diocese of Buffalo 

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Ordained: 1974

Retired: 2004

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1975-1976 Holy Trinity (Dunkirk, NY)
  • 1977-1982 St. Thomas Aquinas (Buffalo, NY) 
  • 1983-1988 St. Francis of Assisi (Tonawanda, NY)
  • 1989-2001 Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (Elma, NY)
  • 2002-2003 St. Joseph Church (Varysburg, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Robert W. Wood:

In 2003, Father Robert Wood was temporarily removed from ministry. He claimed that his removal was in connection with an alleged incident that occurred sixteen years prior. On March 20th, 2018, Wood’s name was included on the Diocese of Buffalo’s list priests who have been accused of child sexual abuse. The Diocese did not disclose any specific information regarding the allegations against him, Wood’s previous assignments or his current location. As of 2016, it is believed that Robert Wood is a retired priest residing in Buffalo, New York.   

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