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Fr. Salvatore Rodino – Diocese of Albany

Father Salvatore Rodino

Diocese of Albany 

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Ordained: 1980

Removed: 2009

Assigned as follows:

  • 1981-1983: Blessed Sacrament (Albany, NY)
  • 1984-1985: St. Pius X (Loudonville, NY) Bishop Maginn High School (Albany, NY) 
  • 1985-1986: St. Margaret Mary’s (Albany, NY)
  • 1986-1987: St. Patrick’s (Catskill, NY)
  • 1988-1989: Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Sacred Heart (Albany, NY)
  • 1989-1991: St. Pius X (Loudonville, NY)
  • 1992-2003: St. Bonaventure (Speigletown, NY)
  • 2004-2005: St. Bonaventure (Troy, NY)
  • 2006-2009: St. Jude the Apostle (Wynantskill, NY) 

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Salvatore Rodino:

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany decided to place Fr. Salvatore Rodino on administrative leave in 2009 after allegations surfaced of him sexually abusing a teen about 27 years prior. This decision was made after the Diocese Review Board had investigated the claims against him and found “reasonable grounds” to believe he had abused the teenager in the 1980s while he was at Blessed Sacrament in Albany, New York.

Rodino denied the allegations, and there was no criminal case pursued due to the statute of limitations expiring. The Diocese of Albany announced that there were similar allegations against Rodino made in the 1990s, but there wasn’t enough sufficient evidence to remove him.

As of recently, he has brought his case of suspension to appeal in Rome. His name also appeared on the list of “Clergy Credibly Accused While Serving in the Diocese of Albany,” which was released in November of 2018. 

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