Fr. Paolino Montagna – Diocese of San Diego

Father Paolino Montagna

Diocese of San Diego

Paolino Montagna Diocese of San Diego Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1972

Died: Unknown

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1972-1973: Our Lady of Guadalupe (El Centro, CA)
  • 1973-1975: Our Lady of Guadalupe (Calexico, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Paolino Montagna: 

Father Paolino Montagna was ordained a priest in 1972, who served in the Diocese of San Diego briefly from 1972-1975. After that, he returned to his original order in Texas. According to media reports, in September 2018, he was first named publicly on the Diocese of San Diego’s updated list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted allegations were reported that he molested two girls. The Diocese of San Diego was unable to say when or where the abuse occurred.

Montagna left the diocese in January 1975, and is believed to be deceased. No further information has been released. 

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