Fr. Roberto Antonio Cadavid Arroyave

Ordained: 1988
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

From Colombia, Diocese of Medellin. Arrived in Brooklyn in 12/12; worked in Brooklyn and Queens parishes until 6/17, returned to Colombia. News in 10/18 that the diocese quietly removed him in 6/17 after learning that, prior to his arrival in Brooklyn, he was accused of molesting at least four boys. Allegations in Colombia began in 2005, when Cadavid was director of a school. He was moved among churches, transferred when new allegations emerged. One accuser said Cadavid paid him 88 million pesos (about $46k) in 2009 to silence him. At least six accusers. Medellin Bishop Tobon gave permission in 11/12 for Cadavid’s transfer to Brooklyn. In 3/18 Tobon denied knowing the priest was in the U.S. The Brooklyn diocese didn’t inform parishioners for 10 months about Cadavid’s history of alleged abuse.

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