Fr Claudio Riol – Diocese of Tucson

Father Claudio Riol

Diocese of Tucson


Ordained: 1930

Died: ~1972


Assigned as follows:

  • 1960-1961 Immaculate Heart Academy (Tucson, AZ)
  • 1961 St. Catherine Parish (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1961 St. Bernard Parish (Pirtleville, AZ)
  • 1965 Immaculate Heart Parish (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1966 Immaculate Conception Parish (Ajo, AZ)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Claudio Riol:

According to media reports, Father Claudio Riol was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Trujillo, Peru. In December 2004, Father Riol was listed on the Diocese of Tucson’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. No information on the allegation regarding age/gender of the victim was given. He was not removed from ministry.

In April 2005, he was accused in a civil lawsuit of child sexual abuse at Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent in Tucson, Arizona.

It is believed Father Riol may have died in approximately 1972.


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