Fr. Basil Congro

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre, Diocese of Charleston

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained; 1978
  • St. John Cathedral, Fresno, CA; 1978-79
  • Christ the King, Commack, NY; 1979-81
  • St. Mary’s, East Islip, NY; 1981-83
  • Military chaplain; 1984-94
  • St. Mary’s, Yonges Island, SC; 1994-97
  • St. Anthony’s All Souls’ Memorial Church, Florence, SC; 1997-99
  • St. Patrick’s, Charleston, SC; 1999-2002
  • Our Lady of Mercy, Charleston, SC; 1999-2001
  • St. Frederick’s, Edisto Island, SC (listed in media coverage; not in Directory)
  • St. Stephen’s, Edisto Island, SC (listed in media coverage; not in Directory)
  • Jesus Our Risen Savior, Spartanburg, SC; 2002-

Notes:  Accused in 4/14/03 suit of groping and sodomizing a boy 1980-83, starting at age 15, in the Rockville Centre NY diocese. Some abuse in confessional. Excardinated to Fresno CA diocese and was a Navy chaplain 1983-94. Then excardinated to Charleston SC diocese; worked as pastor; also in Navy reserves. Charleston says it learned of allegation in 6/02; deemed it credible; put Congro on administrative leave in Fall 2002. Bishop Robert Baker wrote letter to priests in 4/03 after suit was filed.

Sources:  Post & Courier 12.21.95; Newsday 04.15.03; Associated Press 04.29.03; Post & Courier 04.29.03http://bishop-accountability.org/

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