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Fr. Simeon (Samuel) Engl – Diocese of San Diego

Father Simeon “Samuel” Engl

Diocese of San Diego

Ordained: 1930

Died: 1989

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1955-1956 St. Joseph (Upland, CA)
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe (Calexico, CA)
  • Precious Blood (Calexico, CA)
  • 1956-1959 St. Jude (San Diego, CA)
  • 1959-1964 St. Mel’s Catholic Church (Norco, CA)
  • 1965-1967 Mercy Hospital (San Diego, CA)
  • 1967-1969 St. Mary Magdalen (Jacumba, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Simeon “Samuel” Engl: 

According to media reports, Father Simeon Engl, who served in the San Diego diocese for almost 15 years, was “credibly accused” of molesting several boys in 1950. He had been working in the Green Bay Diocese of Wisconsin at the time of the alleged abuse. Although no official allegations have come from his years in California, two inquiries were received by the San Diego diocese after his death in 1989.

A spokesperson for the local diocese said that one person claimed his brother had been molested by Father Engl in the 1950’s and another Wisconsin resident suggested there may have been another case when he was in Norco. The allegations came to light after the Green Bay diocese released an updated list of 47 priests who had been the subject of one or more substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

The list only included Simeon Engl’s name and the number of credible allegations made against him was listed as multiple.

No further information has been released.

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