Father John Vitsas
Diocese of Rockville Centre
- 1946-1959: St. John of God (Central Islip, NY)
- 1959-1973: St. Ignatius Loyola (Hicksville, NY)
- 1973-1989: St. John The Baptist (Wading River, NY)
- 1989: Church of St. John the Baptist (Wading River, NY)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father John Vitsas:
The date of Fr. John Vitsas’ ordination to the priesthood is unknown. His name is listed on the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s 2021 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The list states that the alleged sexual abuse occurred while Fr. Vitsas worked at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Hicksville, where he served for 14 years before his transfer to St. John’s, sometime between 1959-1973. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.
In April 2021, a bankruptcy court filing by the Diocese of Rockville Centre “documents allegations against some former local priests who hadn’t previously been publicly accused of abuse and offers new details about locations where incidents occurred.” Fr. Vitsas was one of those credibly accused priests whose name had not been previously reported.
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