Fr. Josef Prochnow

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

One of several assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in a civil suit filed in 8/2008, which alleged that the Franciscans constituted “an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst.” Abuse allegedly took place 1970s-1980s. Included on the Franciscans Santa Barbara Province list 5/31/2019. It notes abuse of a minor 1972-1975, reported in 1993. Removed from ministry, put on a safety plan. On the Oakland diocese’s list in 2019. On the Stockton diocese’s list 11/12/2020, noting he was assigned there 1964-1965.

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