Priest Placed on Leave

Fox 23
October 24, 2009

In Rensselaer County, the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese has placed a priest on administrative leave. It comes after they said there were reasonable grounds to believe he sexually abused a minor nearly 30 years ago.

The Diocese received a complaint that Rev. Salvatore Rodino engaged in sexual misconduct with a teenager in the 80's at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Albany. He has been serving as Pastor at St. Jude the Apostle in Wyantskill since 2005. The Diocese said that Rodino denied any inappropriate contact. This decision will not allow Rodino to function publicly as a priest.


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