Fr. Martin Gates

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

“Marty.” Initially took the name “Marius.” Named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Franciscans on its list 5/31/19. It notes allegations of the sexual abuse of minors 1970-79, reported in 1993 and 1995. Gates was assigned in 1970 to a Phoenix parish, then worked in Mexico 1971-99. He died in 2000. On the Phoenix diocese’s list, with no known allegations there. On the Stockton diocese’s list 11/12/20, where he worked 1964-65.


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