Fr. Ephren Neri

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

From the Yucatan archdiocese in Mexico. Lawsuit filed in 11/19 by a woman claiming rape at age 7 in 1958 by Neri while he was assigned to Christ the King parish in San Bernardino. He was also accused in 1958 of fathering a child, which he denied. Per the 1959 Official Catholic Directory, which reflects 1958-59, Neri was on sick leave. The 1960 Directory shows him as at a Servants of the Paraclete retreat house in Canton, OH, followed by assignments in Fresno, CA. Incardinated into then Fresno diocese in 1965. Again on sick leave 1976-82. Died 5/30/82.


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