Fr. Benigno David Gonzalez Zumaya

Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

In 2008 a man alleged that he was molested as a boy 1978-1982 by Zumaya and Revs. Louis White and Larry Hernandez. The priests were assigned at the time to San Fernando Cathedral. Zumaya may also have abused the boy while assigned to Carrizo Springs. The Archdiocese admitted that there had been previous allegations of an undefined nature in the past which had been “handled” at the time. Two more accusers later came forward. Zumaya left ministry in 1998 without faculties and retired to his native Guadalajara, Mexico, where he was allowed to minister. Name included on the Archdiocese of San Antonio list 1/31/2019. It notes 9 allegations, the first one received in 1997, leading to his removal. Gonzalez Zumaya died in 2013.

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