Father Raul Diaz
Diocese of Fresno
Placed on Leave: 2019
Assigned as Follows:
- 1998-1999: St. Anne’s (Porterville, CA)
- 2007: St. Catherine of Siena (Dinuba, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Raul Diaz:
Father Raul Diaz was ordained a priest in 1997, who served in the Diocese of Fresno as longtime pastor of Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church in Dinuba, California. According to media reports, in May 2019, police investigated the priest amidst allegations that he exhibited inappropriate behavior and possible misconduct with minors. He was reportedly placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.
More than two months later, the charges were dropped against Father Diaz and he was allowed to return to his position at St. Catherine’s.
Father Diaz claims that he was never told specifics of the allegations made against him or who may have made them.
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