Father Arthur Ribeiro
Diocese of Oakland
- 1951: St. Leander (San Leandro, CA)
- 1952: Five Wounds (San Jose, CA)
- 1953-1957: Sacred Heart (Turlock, CA)
- 1958-1961: St. Joseph of Cupertino (Cupertino, CA)
- 1962-1964: All Saints (Concord, CA)
- 1965: St. Bede (Hayward, CA)
- 1966: St. Joseph’s (Berkeley, CA)
- 1967: Our Lady of Grace (Castro Valley, CA)
- 1968-1970: St. Columba (Oakland, CA)
- 1971-1980: St. Perpetua (Lafayette, CA)
- 1981-1992: Absent on Sick Leave
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Arthur Ribeiro:
Fr. Arthur Ribeiro has been named in at least five civil lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse. According to media reports, in 2003, three men claimed they were sexually abused by Ribeiro in the early 1960s when they were teenagers at Queen of All Saints Church in Concord, California. The men claim that the diocese bishops and staff knew that Ribeiro abused them. They also claim the diocese neglected to report the abuse to law enforcement officials and remove Ribeiro from unsupervised contact with minors.
In 2004, Ribeiro was named publicly as a sex offender by the Diocese of Oakland. Ribeiro went on sick leave in 1982 and was confronted about his sexual misconduct by two priests in 1996. Ribeiro was removed from ministry shortly after the confrontation.
From 1981 until his death, his whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he had access to children were unknown.
In 2019, Ribeiro was included on the Diocese of Oakland list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.
Ribeiro died in 2000.
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