Fr. Bertrand W. Horvath

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Sued in 2002. Accused of abuse of an altar boy at Mission Viejo in the early 1970s, before the Orange diocese was formed. Horvath’s order sued the L.A. archdiocese to force them to share responsibility. He left the archdiocese in 1974, then worked in several dioceses, including Amarillo for many years. Placed on leave and retired in 2001 after the Diocese of Orange notified the Diocese of Amarillo of the abuse. Deceased. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19.

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