Diocese of Providence Bans Rev. Turillo Following Allegations of Misconduct
July 1, 2016
The Diocese of Providence has announced that Reverend B. Samuel Turillo, a senior priest of the Diocese is prohibited from exercising the sacred ministry after the Diocese received credible accusations regarding alleged misconduct involving a minor that took place 60 years ago.
Turillo's faculties or permission to serve as a priest have been removed in accordance with the Charter.
Turillo will soon be 96-years-old and retired from active ministry in June of 1994 and is living in a private residence.
Turilo as a Priest
Father Turillo was ordained to the priesthood in 1946 and had assignments at St. Benedict, Warwick 1946-1946; St. Patrick, Providence 1946-1948; Sacred Heart, West Warwick 1948-1953; St. Mary, Cranston 1953-1954; Holy Angels, Barrington 1954-1962; St. Joseph Hospital, Providence 1962-1962; St. Anthony, Woonsocket 1962-1965; St. Ann, Providence 1965-1971; St. Joseph, Hope Valley 1971-1979 and Sacred Heart, West Warwick 1979-1994.
Sexual Abuse Victims
The Diocese urges anyone who has been the victim of sexual abuse, or with credible knowledge of such abuse, by any member of the church to report the information to the RI State Police Major Crimes Unit.