Fr. Arwyn N. Diesta

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Extern priest from Philippines working in Archdiocese 1978-88. Returned to Philippines. Accused in 1992 of abuse of several students 1982-88. Cardinal Mahony wrote in 1993 to Diesta’s Bishop in Philippines and to the Vatican. In 2001, Mahony found him working as a U.S. Navy chaplain and at a seminary in the Philippines. Mahony wrote again to Vatican and also informed US Military, LA Police and authorities in Philippines. Still active priest there as of 2013. L.A. personnel file released 1/13.

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