Fr. Hermy Dave O. Ceniza

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Fresno CA

Ordained for the Archdiocese of Davao, Philippines. A civil lawsuit filed in 4/10 alleged Ceniza abused and stalked a youth while at St. Francis Church in Bakersfield around 1991. In 1993 his accuser called Bishop Steinbock, who met with him and promised Ceniza would no longer be a priest. The accuser later learned that Ceniza was living in the Philippines and still an active priest. The suit alleges fraud on the part of the diocese. Ceniza’s name was included in 2021 on the Diocese of Fresno’s list of credibly accused.

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