Dino Cinel

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Dino Cinel was an Italian-American historian, and a Distinguished Professor of Italian-American Studies at City University of New York.[1]


In 1988, he was a Roman Catholic priest at St. Rita's Church, New Orleans. He was investigated over his possession of homosexual child pornography.[2] He sued over the public release of the information.[3]

He taught at Tulane University. The scholarship of his book, From Italy to San Francisco, has been questioned.[4][5]

Cinel was stabbed to death in Medellin, Colombia in February 2018 by an 18-year-old man with whom he had been in a relationship.




6. Asesinan en Medellín a exsacerdote italiano envuelto en pornografía. El Tiempo; Medellin, Colombia, Feb. 3, 2018.

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