Fr. Mark A. Liening
Named publicly as accused by the Franciscans’ Santa Barbara Province on its list 5/31/19. It notes an allegation reported in 2007 of the sexual abuse of a minor 1943-44. Assigned at the time to St. Mary’s in Phoenix, AZ. Died in 1985. First assignment in San Diego in 1941. On the Oakland diocese’s list in 2019. On the Las Cruces diocese’s list (misspelled Leining) 6/24/19, where he worked 1951-53, 1962-64, 1979-85 Included in 8/21 on the Diocese of Fresno’s list, where he was assigned in 1970.
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