Fr. William Dinga

Ordained: 1975
Status: Cleared

Diocese: Diocese of Richmond VA

Retired in 1990. Named publicly by the diocese in 6/20 as the subject of child sex abuse allegations, occurring in 1986 while assigned to Christ the King in Norfolk. His faculties were suspended sometime prior to the 2020 allegation. Dinga wrote in a bio in 2012 that he was on medical retirement and moved to ME in 2002, where he was invited in 2006 to help out at Richmond, ME parish, expanding in 2009 to 4-5 “worship sites.” He denied the allegations. In 12/20 the Richmond diocese announced that Dinga’s accuser had retracted their claim, and that Dinga was allowed to return to ministry.


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