Fr. Ivan M. Rovira

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brownsville TX

Ordained for the Rockford, IL diocese. Incardinated into Brownsville 6/6/77. In 2002 two brothers gave detailed written complaints to the diocese alleging abuse by Rovira in the late 1970s-early 1980s. Their ages at the time ranged from 9 to early teens. He admitted to abusing one but not the other. Faculties removed. Two other men made complaints in 2003. Although still a priest of Brownsville Diocese, as of 2005 Rovira had been living in Mexico since 2002 and was working as an active priest, until 2005. On the Brownsville diocese’s list 1/31/19. Added to Rockford’s list 10/21/20.


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