Diocesan News

Priest Who Served in Diocese Accused of Sex Abuse in Colombia

Parishioners at St. Rita’s in Long Island City were notified last weekend that a Colombian priest once assigned to their parish has been accused of sexual abuse against a minor in Colombia.

Father Roberto Cadavid was ministering in the Diocese of Brooklyn from the Archdiocese of Medellín from December 2012 through June of 2017.

He was assigned to St. Rita’s parish from June 30, 2013 to June 22, 2017.

He also lived at Our Lady of Angels parish, Bay Ridge, from Dec. 11, 2012 to June 29, 2013. Parishioners there will be notified of the allegations this weekend.

There have been no reports of allegations against Cadavid in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Anyone who wishes to report allegations of sexual abuse against a minor is urged to call the diocesan reporting line at 1-888-634-4499. All allegations are referred to the civil authorities for investigation.