Fr. Yusaf Dominic (Dominic Yousaf): Criminally Convicted

Fr. Yusaf Dominic (Dominic Yousaf)

Ordained, 1974

Assignments Within the Archdiocese/Diocese(s) in New Jersey: Newark


Fr. Dominic Yusuf was ordained in 1974 to the Archdiocese of Lahore, Pakistan and worked in various parishes throughout the world, serving in England, the United States, and Italy. In 1996, two survivors came forward and accused Fr. Dominic of child sexual abuse in the 1980’s in England. Fr. Dominic was subsequently arrested and sent to Servants of the Paraclete, an institution known for treating priests accused of child sexual abuse. Before he could be tried in England, Fr. Dominic fled back to his native country of Pakistan in 1997 where he worked until 2002. Fr. Dominic had previously tried to work as a priest in the United States but had been denied work by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of Brooklyn. However, in 2002, the Diocese of Newark hired him to work at St. Francis of Assis in Ridgefield, New Jersey where he reportedly worked for about two months. In 2004, Fr. Dominic was found working as a priest in Italy. Fr. Dominic’s current status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.