Bernard Dabbene

Bernard Dabbene
Archdiocese of San Francisco, California
Bernard Dabbene

Rev. Bernard Dabbene

Bernard Dabbene was suspended in November 2000 after being found in a car with a 17-year-old boy. He was sentenced to 3 years probation and community service and then named in a 2003 civil suit which alleged he was part of a ring of child molesters at Salesian High School 1969-73. The allegation was said to have been reported to Province in 1959 of abuse at the Salesian seminary in Richmond. Dabbene went on to be a high school teacher and principal at Salesian schools, and an official with the SF archdiocese. Allegations reported to the Diocese of Oakland (formerly part of SF archdiocese) also in 1971. He lived at the Salesian provincial headquarters for years and later died on 9/9/10. Hw was then on the Oakland diocese’s list in 2019.

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