Fr. Luis Eugene de Francisco
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA
Extern priest from the diocese of Cali, Colombia. Worked in the San Diego Diocese 1962-1963. Accused of abusing children of migrant workers. Arrested in 8/1963. San Diego Bishop Buddy told the Diocese of Cali that if de Francisco left the US and never returned, charges would be set aside. De Francisco was delivered the the border at Tijuana, Mexico and told to return to Cali. Included on the San Diego diocese’s list of priests with credible allegations released 3/30/2007. Personnel file released 10/24/2010. Also worked in TX and FL. Included on the Galveston-Houston archdiocese’s list 1/31/2019. It notes that De Francisco was removed from ministry in 1960. Believed to have died in the early 1990s.
- Lompoc Record 03.30.07
- Diocese of San Diego List 03.30.07
- San Diego Union Tribune 03.31.07
- Memo from Steve Callahan from personnel file 08.03.07
- San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10
- Canadian Press 10.25.10
- Documents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10
- Colombia Reports 10.25.10
- US Catholic 10.27.10
- Desert Sun 10.27.10
- Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston List 01.31.19
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