Fr. Loren Riebe
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA
Assigned after ordination for four years to St. Anne’s Parish in Santa Monica CA. Moved to Mexico in 1974; spent the next 21 years ministering to indigenous people in the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casas. Expelled by the Mexican government in 1995 for believed political activism. Worked in Diocese of Phoenix AZ in 1996-1997 (on its list as “Lawrence” Riebe). The L.A. archdiocese began notifying dioceses throughout the country in early 2008 that it had several credible allegations against Riebe of sexual misconduct with minors dating from the early 1970s. As of 2008, Riebe was incardinated in the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. Allowed in 2009 and 2011 to stay at St. Timothy’s Catholic Community rectory in Mesa AZ. Was believed to be residing in L.A. in 2016. Died in 2018.
- San Francisco Chronicle 09.10.95
- Diocese of Phoenix Statement 07.07.08
- Arizona Republic 01.28.09
- Arizona Republic 06.15.11
- Phoenix New Times 06.15.11
- East Valley Tribune 09.22.11
- East Valley Tribune 01.10.12
- Diocese of Phoenix Community Notification Statements 10.15.12
- Los Angeles Times Obituary 08.09.18
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