Father Arthur Carrillo
Diocese of San Diego
Assigned as Follows:
- 1970-1975: Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center (Sierra Madre, CA)
- 1987-1994: Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center (Sierra Madre, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Arthur Carrillo:
Fr. Arthur Carrillo (aka Fr. Arthur) entered the Passionist Seminary in 1957, professed vows in July 1963, and was ordained a priest on May 1970. His ministries have revolved around the Passionist preaching apostolate, both in retreat centers and in parish renewal programs in the Diocese of San Diego. In 1994, Fr. Arthur was elected to the Passionist Congregation’s General Council in Rome, where he served for six years.
According to media reports, in March 2019, the Provincial Superior of Holy Cross Province sent a letter to Passionist leaders informing them of a child sexual abuse allegation against Fr. Arthur involving a female minor decades back in the early 1970s. The Diocese of San Diego reported the allegation to law enforcement and the Province immediately removed the priest from all public ministry, pending a police investigation.
No further information has been released about his current whereabouts or the outcome of the investigation. The alleged victim received pastoral support from both the Passionists and the diocese where the incident was reported.
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