Fr. Robert Ferro

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1974-1977 — St. Thomas the Apostle
  • 1978-1982 — St. Ephrem’s Church; Bay Ridge, NY
  • 1983-1993 — St. Mel

Notes:  Ferro was accused of sexual abuse of a boy in an October 2003 civil suit in which 27 victims allege abuse by 24 priests. The lawsuit accuses Ferro of sexually abusing a boy at St. Ephrem’s Church in the 1970s. At the time, Ferro oversaw the teen center and the altar boys. The alleged abuse occurred multiple times in the priests’ residence at St. Ephrem’s.

The 2002 Official Catholic Directory listed him Absent on Leave and his whereabouts were unknown. He reportedly died in 2004.

Sources:  Newsday 10.02.03