Tag: Paolino Montagna

Fr. Paolino Montagna – Diocese of San Diego

Father Paolino Montagna

Diocese of San Diego



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 first named publicly as accused of sexual abuse on the San Diego diocese’s updated list of accused priests in September of 2018. He only worked in the diocese from 1972-1975. After that, he returned to his original order in Texas. During his time in San Diego, he was accused of molesting two girls.

The Diocese of San Diego was unable to say when or where the abuse occurred. Montagna left the diocese in January of 1975, and is believed to be deceased. No further information has been released. 

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