Fr. William F. Rensing

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Belleville IL

Removed in 10/02 on recommendation of Review Board after accusation that he abused a minor three decades before. Accusation received in 7/02 but delayed because the man told the Diocese that he himself was under investigation for child abuse (he was later convicted). Matter referred to Rome and then returned to Diocese in 2003. On 1/24/09 the diocesan website gave his status as “Administrative Leave/Retired.” Died 3/13/17. On diocese’s list 12/19/18.


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