Fr. Mario Porras Blanco
Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA
Originally from Costa Rica. Removed from ministry in the Diocese of Sacramento in 1973, where he had been assigned since 1969. Refused to return to the Salesians in Costa Rica, as ordered; stayed in Sacramento for several years and joined “a schismatic religious sect.” At least one settlement in 1991. In a 2002 lawsuit nine men alleged that Blanco sexually abused them when they were boys in Sacramento. By 1/04 at least 17 men had accused him of abuse. A civil trial was set for 7/05 but 16 cases settled just prior to trial. Name included on the Archdiocese of Seattle’s 1/15/16 list of credibly accused; he was active in Tacoma as a “traditionalist Latin church” priest from the mid-1980s into the 2000s. Included on the Sacramento diocese’s list of credibly accused in 4/30/19, with allegations of the sexual abuse of 20 boys, occurring 1968-81. Blanco died in 2008.
- Sacramento Bee 06.12.02
- Sacramento Bee 04.25.03
- News Tribune 05.06.03
- Sacramento Bee 12.20.03
- Catholic Herald 01.10.04
- News Tribune 06.28.05
- New Tribune 07.01.05
- City of Angels 03.19.08
- California Catholic Daily 08.22.08
- Edwards Memorial 10.14.08
- The Stranger 01.15.16
- Archdiocese of Seattle List 01.15.16
- Diocese of Sacramento List 04.20.19
- Diocese of Sacramento Profile 04.30.19
- ABC 10 05.01.19
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