Fr. Santiago Alamaguer
Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX
From Mexico. Accused in a 4/12 civil suit against the Dioceses of Las Cruces and El Paso, and Our Lady of Health parish in Las Cruces. One man alleged that “Santiago” abused him in 1978 at Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, NM, then at the retreat center for the El Paso diocese. Suit claims other known victims. Reportedly deceased. On the Las Cruces diocese’s list with full named 11/8/18. Abuse reported to the diocese in 2012, alleged to have occurred 1975-78. Noted to have worked in the diocese at Our Lady of Health in 1978. Assigned to St. Anthony Seminary in El Paso in 1975. On El Paso diocese’s list 1/31/19. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19 (spelled Alamaguer). Noted to have returned to Mexico Province in 1979 and left the Franciscans.
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