Fr. Benigno David Gonzalez Zumaya

Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

In 2008 a man alleged that Zumaya, along with L. White and L. Hernandez, molested him 1978-82, when he was a minor and they were assigned to San Fernando Cathedral. Zumaya may also have abused the youth while assigned to Carrizo Springs. 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. He left ministry in 1998 without faculties. Retired to his native Guadalajara, Mexico, where he was allowed to minister. On the archdiocese’s list 1/31/19. It notes 9 allegations, the first one received in 1997, leading to his removal. Gonzalez Zumaya died in 2013.


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