Brother Ramon Varela
Diocese of Fresno/Franciscan
- 1949-1955: Native American Mission, AZ
- 1955-1960: St. Mary’s (Stockton, CA)
- 1960-1962: Mission San Miguel (San Miguel, CA)
- 1962-1963: St. Peter’s (Bapchule, AZ)
- 1963-1967: Sacred Heart (Phoenix, AZ)
- 1967-1968: St. Elizabeth’s (Oakland CA)
- 1968-1970: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Fresno, CA)
- 1970-1972: Our Lady of Guadalupe (San Jose, CA)
- 1972-1976: Ascension (Portland, OR)
- 1975-1978: Saints Simon and Jude (Huntington Beach, CA)
- 1978-1979: Our Lady of Guadalupe (Delano, CA)
- 1979 Sacred Heart (Phoenix, AZ)
- 1979-1993: St. Francis Home (Santa Ana, NM)
- 1993-2001: ElderCare Facilities (NM)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Ramon Varela:
Br. Ramon Varela, a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. Barbara, was named publicly as accused by the Franciscans’ Santa Barbara Province on its 2019 list Friars that are Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.
According to this list, a report was made in 1994, alleging that Br. Varela sexually abused minors from 1949 to 1979. Br. Varela died in 2002. His status as a priest and whether he had access to children from 1993 until his death is unknown.
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